Saturday, January 5, 2013

Daughter killed in Afghanistan, memories stolen from home

Belongings of airmen killed in Iraq and taken in burglary sought
The Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail
Published: January 5, 2013

Officers from the Kanawha County Sheriff's department are asking for the public's help in recovering several stolen items from a Clendenin home - including military medals awarded to the homeowner's daughter, who was killed in action in Iraq.

Capt. Sean Crosier said the residence on Spencer Road has been burglarized at least four times in the past two weeks. Numerous items were stolen, such as an all-terrain vehicle and furniture.

But the most sentimental items belonged to the resident's daughter, who was a member of the U.S. Air Force's Explosives Disposal Team when she was killed by an explosive device at age 23. She was posthumously awarded a Bronze Medal and a Purple Heart, both of which are missing and believed to be stolen.

Her Air Force uniforms - dress blues - are also missing, and were bearing the nametag "Loncki."
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