Marine Veteran Of Guadalcanal Has Medals Stolen From His Home, Pleads For Their Return

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Clyde Kellogg, a Marine Veteran and one of thousands that stormed the beaches of Guadalcanal during WWII, had some of his most prized possessions stolen from his home. It was not money, or jewelry, it was the medals he was awarded for his service during one of the most devastating wars in history. Clyde said it is devastating to have something he has treasured for more than 65 years taken from him. His awards included,Purple Heart for wounds he received on Guadalcanal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, World War II victory medal among others. He says he just wants his medals back, and the thief can drop them off no questions asked.

 

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Here is the story Via Fox 5 out of San Diego:

 

Vista, California(Courtesy Fox 5 News):

An 88-year-old World War II veteran says he is devastated after eight medals he was given for his military service, including a Purple Heart, were stolen from his home.

Retired 1st Sgt. Clyde Kellogg says he is begging the perpetrator to bring his medals back.

 

“They don’t have any financial value what so ever,” Kellogg told Fox5. “It’s devastating to have lost something I’ve treasured for over 65 years.”

 

Kellogg was just 18 when he joined the military, and experienced some of the toughest combat of the war when he stormed the beaches of Guadalcanal.

 

Kellogg was shot in the throat and spent a year in the hospital battling malaria. He earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, World War II victory medal, three riflery medals and a good-conduct medal while serving.

 

Kellogg tells Fox5 he believes he was home when the medals were stolen, and that he has an idea of who may have took them.

 

He says he just wants his medals back, and the thief can drop them off no questions asked

 

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If anyone has any information on this hero’s medals, contact us or Fox 5 out of San Diego. He does not wish to press charges, only to have his medals returned. Sure he can order replacements, but it is not the same as having the same medals that were awarded to you so many years ago. You can even remain anonymous, shoot us an email via our contact link, or contact Fox 5.

 

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3 comments on “Marine Veteran Of Guadalcanal Has Medals Stolen From His Home, Pleads For Their Return
  1. I know what you mean Top, sure you can get them replaced and they may be the same, but the thing of it is they wouldn’t have the same meaning as the ones that were pinned on to you SEMPER FI VIRES ET HONORIS!

  2. This is terrible! My Grandfather served in the pacific with the 1st. I am certain he would have wanted his medals to go to another marine,”similar racks they had, same job too”. But last September me and my cousins and brother buried him with his medals that me and my uncle pinned on him. He was very proud of his service,”and told everyone that he seved in DC as a paymaster, due to guilt I guess”.But he served honorably on a couple different islands then came home and devoted the rest of his life to serving the lord. At times I wish that I had kept them for myself as a reminder of the tough stock that I come from. But, I was in the army and it wouldnt be right. I pray this man gets back what he earned. Then when they find the SOB that did it he needs to be strung up. YOU DONT F WITH THE GREATEST GENERATION, THE YOUNG PUNKS OF TODAY ARE ALREADY DOING MORE THAN ENOUGH TO DESTROY WHAT THESE MEN CREATED!!!

  3. Top I will gladly give you my purple heart if they do not return your medal

    Sgt Lee Griebe. Retired army / USCG bm3.
    1999-2013 medical wounds received in Iraq. Thank you for your service

    Feel free to contact me at 307-715-5322

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