ATWATER, Calif. - Just one day after an Atwater family lost their Vietnam War hero father to congestive heart failure, his personal items were stolen from the family car. Those items are not worth a lot but they mean a lot to the Sarginson family.
They were Lawrence Sarginson's personal and military identification cards, locks of his hair, his ledger, and a black and white photo of his beloved wife he carried while fighting in Vietnam. These are things his children said mean the world to their mother.
Now, the family wants them back.
Lawrence's oldest son Larry Sarginson says his father's items were taken Sunday night after he, his mother, and family returned home to Atwater after being at the hospital for more than three months
"That really took a toll on my mom when that came up missing," said Larry.
The family says they aren't items of monitory value but sentimental, especially for their mother Kathy.
"They were the little things. Those were the things she really cared about," said Larry.
The late Lawrence Sarginson was a Vietnam war hero decorated with metals and even a purple heart. However, what meant the most to the late U.S. Army veteran, his family and his high school sweetheart.
The family may not be at rest but they know their father now is.
"He's home now and he's never going to be forgotten. Of course he's not around but he's always around," said Lawrence's Youngest Son, Kevin Sarginson.
If you know anything about these precious items please contact the Merced County Sheriff's Department or the Sarginson family directly. There is also a GoFundMe account dedicated to the Sarginson family, for more information click here.