Medal of Honor Found
I pointed to the story of the theft of the Medal of Honor
from recipient Sammy Davis last week. Nice to hear that the story
had a happy ending:The Indianapolis Fire Department's dive team recovered the medal belonging to Sammy Davis, a Vietnam vet who travels the country talking about his war experiences. His medal was stolen out of his vehicle on the city's west side while he was in Indianapolis for a speech last week.
The search brought the IFD dive team to the White River, where Private Mike Scott, who just recently graduated from dive school, had an important find. Scott was in the White River for about ten minutes and the water was so murky he couldn't see anything.
Scott says his training prepared him for the moment but luck was definitely on his side. "I was just feeling around on the bottom and felt something that felt like a box. I could feel some buckles on it and felt the handle. I figured it was more than likely a briefcase so I just came to the surface and handed it to the other firefighters in the boat," he said. It was Scott's first operational dive.
My guess from the story is that the guy who stole it did indeed feel guilty and phoned in an anonymous tip that it was in the river.