Vietnam Veteran's family is asking for helping finding lost military dog tags

Posted at 11:46 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 03:23:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Vietnam Veteran’s family is asking for your help after an important memento was lost over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

A picture of her father and an American flag are the centerpiece of Lynann McGee's kitchen. And her 14-year-old son Cameron has fond memories of his grandfather who passed away from Alzheimer’s less than a year ago.

"It was a lot of fun spending time with him,” Cameron said. “He was a lot of fun. He was always grateful of every little thing you do."

So, it meant a lot to Cameron when his mother allowed him to wear his grandfather's military dog tags to a Memorial Day observance Sunday. Proud to wear them, Cameron kept them on when he went to run errands at this Walgreens near Craig and Decatur. But later when he got home he realized the tags were missing.

"I know that he was panicking and that he was scared that he had lost something very significant to the family,” said McGee.

They went back to the Walgreens and a gas station where Cameron also stopped.

"We spent a good two hours out there,“ McGee said. “Combing the street, looking in the rocks, looking into trees and standing in traffic in the median just trying to figure out where they lost them and at what point did they fall off of his neck."

"When I lost them, I felt I just felt I lost so much history,” said Cameron. ” You know it affected my Mom and my whole entire family that I lost them."

"I've posted fliers, posted an ad on Craig’s List, posted an ad on Offer Up to get it out there in hopes that someone saw it and that they will return them,” his mother said.

Now they both hope that someone in the area who may have picked them up will think of what it would mean them to have them back again.

"Just please give them back it means a lot to me and my mom and the family. It doesn’t mean anything to you, but it means a lot to us."