WWII veteran's medals stolen during robbery

A Cleveland man had his house broken into, and although that's enough to upset anyone, it's what they took that upsets him the most.

Dan Blazy tells 19 Action News that the crook or crooks stole his grandfather's precious World War II medals. Blazy is the grandson of U.S. Army Private First Class Edward Blazy. The soldier received a bronze star for bravery and a purple heart.

Dan's home was broken into Monday afternoon. "Got back about 7 to find the front door open and the back door kicked in...Came in and the Christmas tree was cleaned out of Christmas gifts. All my guns... all my ammunition...my safe with my grandfather's WWII medals."

The guns and cash could be replaced, but the medals, are priceless.

Dan is the last of Private Blazy's grandsons. He was the guardian of the family's artifacts.

Here's what he thinks of the punks who robbed his house, "heartless cowards is pretty much how I would put it. There's no other way. They're going to take what everyone else worked for. They're cowards. They're lazy and heartless."

Dan says he knows of at least six break-ins in the South Hills Community in the last week.

Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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