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Soldier's Stuff Stolen From Norman Home

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Pvt. Sheldon Henson is in the Army and just got orders to transfer from Norman to Kentucky, but not all of his stuff made it there. Pvt. Sheldon Henson is in the Army and just got orders to transfer from Norman to Kentucky, but not all of his stuff made it there.
NORMAN, Oklahoma -

On Wednesday, many will celebrate Independence Day and honor those who fought for our freedom; but one of Oklahoma's finest is now the victim of a crime.

Pvt. Sheldon Henson is in the Army and just received orders to transfer from Norman to Kentucky, but not all of his stuff made it there.

"My brother-in-law's father dropped off some boxes about eight this morning and my sister called to see if they were there and there were no boxes," A.J. Jones said.

Around 10 a.m., Jones looked and asked neighbors but all seven boxes filled with the Oklahoma's soldiers' memories were not here. They thought the boxes would be fine for a couple of hours until government movers came to get them.

"I'm more shocked, I'm upset for him," Jones said.

The Jones' family moved to Oklahoma because that's where the military took them. They say they love it here and never expected this, especially in the Tropicana Avenue neighborhood in Norman.

"That's the problem. This is the suburbs, nice neighbors. Much to my surprise the boxes are missing," said Jones. "And the day before 4th of July? He's a soldier. It's ridiculous."

In the last year and a half, Henson enlisted in the U.S. Army, got married and had a baby girl. While his most prized possessions -- his wife and daughter -- are safe in Kentucky with the soldier, Henson says there is one thing inside those boxes he cannot replace.

"I had pictures of my mother that I don't' think anyone else on her side of the family has. So I lost a lot of history of my mother's. So that's probably the worst part," Henson said. His mother passed away.

"This is a soldier and he's serving our nation…as if they're not getting it bad enough from some people," Jones said. "They probably didn't knowingly take a soldier's stuff, but this is the 4th of July...it's our Independence Day, pretty significant."

Henson's father is in the process of filing a police report in Norman. The soldier asks whoever has his possessions to please just return the pictures of his deceased mother; no questions asked.

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