Daughter surprises Bemidji father with medal ceremony
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Two years ago, while vacationing at Christmas time, someone broke into Arlin Melgaard's home.
The bandit made off with nearly everything he and his wife, Wanda, owned: a car parked in the garage, the 2001 retirement gift containing his military medals and badges, the longtime musician's electric guitars, even canned goods and coffee filters stored in the cupboard.
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