AMHERST, N.Y. -- A Lockport veteran is missing a part of his past, but it may have been found by Amherst Police.
Ten years ago, Frederick Stahle's house was broken into, and five war medals he received for his service in Vietnam were stolen.
It turns out, Amherst Police may have found two of them.
Stahle served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. He enlisted at 17 years old; his mother signed off on it.
He was a steam ship operator, which is a position that no longer exists.
After deployment, he met and married his wife.
They settled down in Lockport, but it was 10 years ago in the same house he still lives in that someone broke in while they were on vacation.
"It was like somebody stabbed a knife in my heart," Stahle said. "I had over $12,000 worth of items taken, and among them were my service medals."