Upham could have donated the medals in his will to the Army Museum. He chose not to.
In the SST, Amanda Upham explains why they want to sell them, saying the government is being “grossly unfair” in refusing to buy the medals, but “insisting” they stay at the museum.
“If you want something you usually pay for it. It seems odd they want it for nothing; there is no such thing as a free lunch.”