CASPER, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Police Department is seeking the public’s help in solving the theft of World War II medals from a VFW post.
Cheyenne PD says that a shadow box containing 5 medals was stolen from the VFW, 2816 East 7th Street, in Cheyenne. The theft is reportedly in relation to a burglary which occurred between October 20 and October 21.
The items stolen include a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and a Europe/Africa campaign medal.
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“Stealing these items goes beyond the simple theft of property,” a Cheyenne PD statement said on social media Tuesday morning. “hese medals are symbols of the sacrifice made by a World War II veteran for our country and are of special significance to his family. Whoever took these items is taking a part of this veteran’s story from our community.”
If you have information on this crime you can call the Cheyenne Silent Witness hotline at 307-638-TIPS or or go to www.silentwitnesslaramiecounty.com.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.00.