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World War II medals stolen from home of retired Marine

December 20, 2012 |  3:24 pm

Photo: Medals belonging to retired Marine Clyde Kellogg. Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the burglar who stole the World War II medals of a retired Marine from his home in Vista.

The medals were taken from the home of Clyde Kellogg, 88, a veteran of the battle at Guadalcanal. Kellogg retired in 1963 as a first sergeant.

His Bronze Star, Purple Heart, presidential unit citation, World War II victory medal, good-conduct medal and three rifle-range medals were stolen from an enclosed patio at Kellogg's home.

"I spent 11 months in the hospital for my wounds, goddamn it, and someone just took it from me," Kellogg told the North County Times.

A reward is being offered by San Diego County Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information is asked to call sheriff's Det. Lisa Jenkins, at (760) 940-4907, or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line, (888) 580-8477.

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Photo: Medals belonging to retired Marine Clyde Kellogg. Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

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