When decorated Army Reservist, Specialist Jackie Gatti from South Weymouth, Massachusetts, arrived home from Afghanistan this week, she was looking forward to celebrating her return with a family dinner. Instead, on what should have been a lovely evening, the soldier was robbed of her medals and memories.
While she was eating with her family at a local restaurant, a thief stole her Army backpack out of the back of a pickup truck. Inside were absolutely irreplaceable, invaluable awards and paperwork. "A lot of my military documentation was in there. All my awards from my deployment were in there. I had company coins that my commander and first sergeant had given me as a job well done," Gotti explained to local news station WFXT. So so horrible.