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.
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.