We are here not only for the Veterans, but also the families of Veterans. Gold Star Mothers have gone through enough that they should not have to deal with someone stealing some of the precious few items that they have from their fallen son or daughter.
Yesterday, Patti Lyles Ward of Houston, Texas posted on her facebook page the following information:
“I am truly just devastated. I live my life to help any and every person I know and for someone to do work for me and I paid him over 400 and the SOB came back while we were not here and stole from me. He stole 2 of my sons army issued duffle bags full of my sons belongings, something I can never replace and my son is gone and all I have are his possessions and this rotten bastard has now taken those too. If I find him it is over. It just doesn’t pay to love and be kind to people. He also stole 1800. Alloy wheels and tires but that doesn’t mean crap to me, my sons belongings are gone. Just defeated here. The guy’s name is JOHN RANDALL. I was told he probably took all the stuff to Houston to sell”
About Patti Ward’s son: Army Sgt. Joshua A. Ward Died February 9, 2009 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 30, of Scottsville, Ky.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Feb. 9 in Mosul, Iraq, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
Patti Lyles Ward followed with another post on her facebook page which reads:
“Everyone please share my post because i don’t know where he took Joshs things but I knew that everything in those duffle bags are marked with SGT JOSHUA WARD and I am hopeful that if everyone shares maybe there is some decency left in people and someone will know something.. I am lost pissed devastated and i can’t breath.. i need my sons things back, its all i have.. some body has to know something somebody..”
Patti attached two photos that she said is John Randall. The photos are below:
You can view Patti’s facebook page at this link: https://www.facebook.com/pattilylesward?fref=ts