War memorabilia recovered after Memorial Day theft

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Two pieces of war memorabilia have been recovered after being stolen from the front lawn of a Vietnam veteran on Memorial Day.

A neighbor discovered the missing items about a mile from where they were stolen.

A helmet and boots were stolen from Nicholas Aragonesi on Memorial Day, and he says he was devastated to find them missing. The pieces belonged to Sgt. Kenneth Grove, who died in Aragonesi's arms on the front lines in the Vietnam War.

Aragonesi says he was overjoyed and overwhelmed when he received a phone call from a neighbor, informing him the helmet and one of the boots were found.

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