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Thief steals vet’s Purple Heart from storage by hauling entire trailer out of secure lot

Purple Heart medal (Ed Passi/Flickr)

A U.S. Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan lost his Purple Heart and priceless family heirlooms when his entire storage trailer was stolen from a facility in Littleton, Colo.

On top of that, vet Kevin Miller told KDVR-TV, staff at the storage outfit did not seem very concerned.

“This is not our responsibility,” Miller said an employee told him. “You should’ve had insurance.”

Insurance would not have replaced the Purple Heart, which Miller earned during a tour of duty from 2009–2010, according to KDVR.

Nor would it have compensated him for the loss of some irreplaceable memorabilia.

“I had a gun safe in there with hunting rifles that were given to me from my grandfather,” Miller told KDVR.

The decorated vet said he and his wife had moved to the area from Maryland recently and stowed their possessions the trailer, in a supposedly secure lot at a Public Storage facility while they sought housing.

Miller shared pictures of the long, black trailer, whose top is repaired with wood panel, in hopes it would help police find his stuff.

He told the news station that the company had not reached out to him or supplied surveillance footage that might lead him to a culprit — or at least to his possessions.

“They pretty much wiped their hands of it,” he said of the company.


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