Help Return This 88-Year-Old WW2 Vet’s Stolen Medals; Update! Medals Replaced!
This makes me absolutely disgusted.
From FOX5 San Diego [emphasis added]:
An 88-year-old World War II veteran said eight of his medals of honor were stolen from his Vista home.
Clyde Kellogg, who stormed the beaches of Guadalcanal experiencing intense combat, said his war medals were taken from his wall on Friday.
The medals included a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, World War II victory medal, three riflery medals and a good-conduct medal.
Retired 1st Sgt. Kellogg pleaded Tuesday for the person who burglarized his home to return the war medals.
“They don’t have any financial value what so ever,” said Kellogg. “It’s devastating to have lost something I’ve treasured for over 65 years.”
Those last words are devastating to me – to think some degenerate maggot would dare steal such a symbol of our national gratitude to the sacred sacrifice made for our freedoms makes me sick. Please get this story out so that if this worthless waste of humanity tries to sell these medals, he’ll be caught and imprisoned.
While the culprits haven’t been caught and waterboarded as I had hoped, thankfully he was given receive replacement awards:
A veterans group has replaced a Purple Heart and other medals stolen from a World War II machine-gunner in San Diego County.
U-T San Diego reports that 88-yar-old Clyde Kellogg wept Friday as United Veterans Council Chairman Jack Harkins presented him with a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other commendations he earned during 21 years of service.
Kellogg was shot in the throat during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1943. He noticed that his original medals were missing last week from the wall of his enclosed patio. Kellogg says they’ll be kept inside from now on.
Sheriff’s officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of the thieves.
In no way am I blaming the vet for the execrable larvae that took his medals, but… seriously, keep those things indoors, huh? If you’d like to thank the United Veterans Council for their great work, click here.
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