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Family pleads for return of precious military medal stolen in Vernon

This medal was stolen from a storage unit in Vernon and the family is pleading for its return.
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March 07, 2018 - 2:16 PM

VERNON - A North Okanagan family says everything else stolen in a recent break-in is replaceable, except for a precious heirloom awarded to their father for his service in the military.

The Order of Military Merit medal was being kept in a storage unit that was broken into on Centennial Drive in Vernon, RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a release. Police were alerted to the break-in on Feb. 9.

According to the victim, other items taken from the unit are of no value to the family, however they are requesting the public’s assistance in tracking down the medal.

“The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Forces,” Brett says. “It is very unfortunate that this family has lost something so precious to them, which is an item that cannot be replaced.”

The medal is a blue cross with a silver maple leaf centre which is suspended by a blue ribbon with gold edges.

Anyone with any information in regards to this medal and its whereabouts is asked to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online


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