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Tue May 27, 2014
Military Medals Stolen From Home Of New Mexico Veteran
Albuquerque police are asking the public to keep an eye out for military medals stolen from an 89-year-old World War II veteran.
Police say the military decorations were stolen from Roy Hopper's home during a break-in while he was hospitalized after breaking his hip.
Hopper participated in the Normandy Invasion before being captured by the Germans and spending nine months in a camp for prisoners of war.
Hopper's name is inscribed on the back of the medals. Police say they could turn up on Craigslist or at pawn shops or antique stores.
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