Medals awarded to fallen soldier returned to family

Family photo of Sgt. Drew Scobie

There is some good news for the family of slain Army National Guard Sgt. Drew Scobie.

Medals that were stolen during a break-in at Scobie’s family home have been returned.

According to the Hawaii Army National Guard, the medals were returned on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with the help of an intermediary who wished to remain anonymous.

The Scobie family said that all the medals that were presented to Scobie’s mother at his memorial service have been returned undamaged.

“Those are very special to us. Those are memories that we have of his because he lost his life earning them,” Karen Tao, Scobie’s mother, previously told KHON2.

The certificates that accompany the medals were also returned, although some sustained water damage.

A computer, camera and jewelry taken during the burglary have not been recovered.

In January, Scobie lost his life after the aircraft he was in went down in Afghanistan.

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