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    Mesa Searches For WWII Medals' Owner - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix
    Mesa Searches For WWII Medals' Owner
    Jeff Butera
    Reporter, KPHO.com

    POSTED: 8:51 pm MST March 5, 2009
    UPDATED: 6:49 am MST March 6, 2009

    MESA, Ariz. -- Sherri Power sells plenty of items at the Mesa surplus store after they get sent over from the Mesa Police Department’s evidence room.

    But when 15 World War II medals showed up recently, making a buck wasn’t an option, Power said. The medals had likely been stolen and then recovered by police, who couldn’t find the owner.

    “It’s not right to sell what somebody else earned with their heart and soul,” Power said.

    The medals were lost sometime before April 2008, according to the city.

    Included in the medals are a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Distinguished Service Cross, a World War II Victory Medal, a Legion of Merit medal and about a half-dozen ribbons.

    “To win these kinds of medals, this man went through – to be honest – hell,” Power said.

    Now, Power and the city of Mesa are hoping someone knows who the medals belong to. They want the rightful owner to contact Power at 480-644-2663 or 480-644-4510.

    Power said they have held back something to help them prove that the person who comes to claim the medals is, in fact, the rightful owner.

    “I think the man gave his heart and soul for his country in the military,” Power said. “And he deserves to have them back.”
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    This is some list of medals


    Included in the medals are a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, a Distinguished Service Cross, a World War II Victory Medal, a Legion of Merit medal and about a half-dozen ribbons.
    I hope the find out who they belong too.
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    I hope It turns out like the Sheriff who found the owner for a 1911 45acp that was taken off a drug dealer and had special grips from WW2
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    “To win these kinds of medals, this man went through – to be honest – hell,” Power said.
    One doesn't "win" a medal; one earns it.


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    Hope they find the owner. My hat is off to the guy who has them & is doing the right thing with them by trying to get them back to the rightful owner.


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    +1 to Sherri for doing this!!
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    Good for her to do the right thing, hope the rightful owner will be found.
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