Officers from the Kanawha County Sheriff's department are asking for the public's help in recovering several stolen items from a Clendenin home - including military medals awarded to the homeowner's daughter, who was killed in action in Iraq.
Capt. Sean Crosier said the residence on Spencer Road has been burglarized at least four times in the past two weeks. Numerous items were stolen, such as an all-terrain vehicle and furniture.
But the most sentimental items belonged to the resident's daughter, who was a member of the U.S. Air Force's Explosives Disposal Team when she was killed by an explosive device at age 23. She was posthumously awarded a Bronze Medal and a Purple Heart, both of which are missing and believed to be stolen.
Her Air Force uniforms - dress blues - are also missing, and were bearing the nametag "Loncki."
Two suspects -- Billy Woods Jr., 44, of Falling Rock and Paulette Dickey, 52, of Pennsylvania Avenue in Charleston -- have been arrested and charged with daytime burglary.
A white Chevrolet truck with tinted windows, step side, Z-71, and a chrome brush guard on the front was used in the burglaries. In the back of the truck was an expensive, handcrafted exterior door that was also stolen.
A dark blue, two-door Blazer missing the front grill was also used.
Detectives are asking for the public's help in gathering information about the burglaries or the vehicles used by the thieves.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office at 304-357-0169. Callers can remain anonymous.
Detective M.P. Knapp is the investigating officer.