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Vietnam Veteran's journal found in trash, daughters want it back

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HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Alicia and Angela Currie recognized photos in the report Fox 2's Randy Wimbley filed on Sunday about some Good Samaritans who were looking for the owners of a photo album they found in the trash.

"I think I even saw photos of myself there in that garbage they were going through," says Angela.

How did the album get there? Angela says she was renting a house that went into foreclosure.  In the rush to move out she says left some belongings in the trash.  It turns out there was more than a photo album left behind.

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department cleared out the house.  After that they let dumpster-divers pick through it.

Enter the Wallaces.

While they picked through the trash they found a wedding album, some jewelry and journal from kept by a soldier in Vietnam.

According to the Currie sisters, the soldier was their dad.

The Wallace's said they are willing to part with the photos, but Tuesday afternoon they told Randy Wimbley that they gave jewelry and the diary to a lawyer.

The daughters are not too happy and feel the items belonging to their dad mean much more to them than to the Wallaces.

After the story aired Tuesday on Fox 2 News at 5:00p.m., the Wallaces called the newsroom to say that this is all a big misunderstanding.  They say they never intended to keep the items for themselves.

 

 

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