AMHERST, N.Y. -- A Lockport veteran who's been missing several war medals for 10 years got two of them back on Thursday.
Channel 2 first told you in October that Mr. Frederick Stahle lost the medals a decade ago when his house was broken into. This week though, he gets to put two back in his veteran's display case next to the rest.
"It was like getting a Christmas present early," he said.
Stahle got a phone call from Amherst police Wednesday saying they were ready to give the ones they found in October back to him. "A feeling of relief came over me," he said, referring to the phone call from Detective Sergeant Warren Olsen.
Stahle served 20 years in the Navy. After that, he settled down in Lockport with his wife, but their house was broken into. More than $10,000 worth of items were stolen, including five of his war medals.
Ten years later, he saw two of them on TV.