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Marine's Car Found; Purple Heart & Uniform Still Missing
kltv ^ | Sept 17, 2007 | Danielle Capper

Posted on 09/18/2007 2:53:05 PM PDT by RDTF

A follow up on the East Texas Marine that had his car stolen.

20 year old Blake Weller, a Marine from Whitehouse, is on leave and, just three days ago, his car was stolen along with his uniform and medals, including a purple heart.

Police were able to get his car back and now the suspected thief is in jail. But Blake said he is still missing the thing most important to him.

About 5:45am Monday morning Blake received quite a wake up call.

"I received a phone call from Tyler PD and they said they have recovered my car in Dallas," said Corporal Blake Weller.

Dallas Police stopped his car around 3 a.m. on a routine traffic stop. They ran the plates and realized it was stolen.

21 year old Ershaun Waldon was arrested and is in the Dallas County jail, waiting to be transferred to East Texas.

"I'm just happy to have this back in one piece," said Blake.

The 2005 Mazda RX 8 was stolen Friday at the Tyler mall just three days after Blake bought it. Laying in the front seat was his dress blue uniform with his five medals and Purple Heart.

"Definitely missing the [Purple] Heart," said Blake. "I got something back, but I didn't get what I really wanted back."

Blake had just returned from his first tour in Iraq. He earned the Purple Heart after a mortar attack left him with a very serious concussion. However, Blake is still thankful because it could have been worse.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: dallas; ershaun; ershaunwaldon; hero; marines; medals; pupleheart; texas; tyler; uniform; usmarine; waldon

1 posted on 09/18/2007 2:53:07 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: SandRat; freema; StarCMC; RedRover

ping


2 posted on 09/18/2007 2:54:16 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: RDTF
The 2005 Mazda RX 8 was stolen Friday at the Tyler mall just three days after Blake bought it.

Aw, man. That really bites. I hope the thief didn't mess it up. Sometimes getting a stolen car back is worse than losing it altogether.

Shweet ride, too. :-)

3 posted on 09/18/2007 2:57:41 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Cindy

missing...

“Laying in the front seat was his dress blue uniform with his five medals and Purple Heart.”


4 posted on 09/18/2007 2:57:53 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: RDTF; HiJinx; SandRat

GRRR! I hope they find them. Poor kid!! Does the DoD replace this stuff?


5 posted on 09/18/2007 3:08:44 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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With as many moonbats as there are in this country, a NCO should be smarter than to leave his uniform in the front seat for all the pukes to see. That’s something you shouldn’t be doing on a Marine Corps base let alone out in slimeville.


6 posted on 09/18/2007 3:30:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: StarCMC
Does the DoD replace this stuff?

No.

7 posted on 09/18/2007 3:31:54 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

imagine the possibilities if it got in the wrong hands.


8 posted on 09/18/2007 3:33:28 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: Ramius
I had an RX-8. You're right.

By the way, has John Kerry come up with any new Purple Hearts? He won three in Vietnam, you know.

9 posted on 09/18/2007 3:33:39 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Yes, but he's a Marine NCO.

Ducking and covering :-)

10 posted on 09/18/2007 3:34:41 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Most likely a grunt, too.


11 posted on 09/18/2007 3:38:08 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: RDTF
imagine the possibilities if it got in the wrong hands.
Surplus stores in Oceanside or Jacksonville sell every Marine uniform and just about every medal.
12 posted on 09/18/2007 3:41:00 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

I didn’t realize they were ‘official’ versions.


13 posted on 09/18/2007 3:43:21 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
I know the dress blues can be purchased, but is there a way that the medals can be replaced -- as in, can someone pay for them to be replaced for him?
14 posted on 09/18/2007 3:50:42 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: StarCMC

He can get replacements for them himself at Cash Sales. Hopefully, he’s learned an important lesson and he’ll catch enough grief from his fellow Marines when he gets back to the left coast that he won’t make this mistake again. Someone else buying replacements for him won’t teach him that lesson.


15 posted on 09/18/2007 4:04:03 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: RDTF

I ws thinking the same thing.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 4:07:44 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: A.A. Cunningham
You are right, at least about the Dress Blues. The Blues are not an issued uniform and is normally purchased by the Marine. It may be issued if the job the Marine is doing requires one ... like an embassy guard etc.
17 posted on 09/18/2007 4:16:52 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RDTF
6 to 1 the uniform and medals show up misfitting on some leftie IVAW/Winter Soldier phony at the next A.N.S.W.E.R./MoveOn.org anti-War rally
18 posted on 09/18/2007 4:18:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: StarCMC

See reply #18.

They will replace the Medals but I don’t know if they’ll replace his Blues.


19 posted on 09/18/2007 4:20:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Ugh. Never thought of that.


20 posted on 09/18/2007 7:24:42 PM PDT by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/school-of-the-counterpropagandist/)
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To: SandRat

Negative. Neither the medals or the Blues will be replaced at government expense.


21 posted on 09/18/2007 8:38:57 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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