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Good Samaritan Turns in Missing Backpack Containing Precious Medals

Good Samaritan Turns in Missing Backpack Containing Precious Medals

CREATED Jan 17, 2014

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Good news out of Rutherford county Friday. It seems a backpack, stolen from a Reserve Marine's truck with precious cargo inside, has been found.

Murfreesboro police say a good Samaritan found Ricky Brant's missing backpack in a parking lot Friday that contained his Bronze star and his grandfather's Purple's heart. Both medals were still in the bag and undamaged.  

Ricky Brant said he had no idea thieves were targeting cars near his neighborhood until he and his brother-in-law found someone had been inside their trucks parked in their own driveway Tuesday night. His boots, Marine uniform and gym bag were all left untouched, but then he noticed the medals were gone.  

The backpack and the medals will be given back to Brant next week.