Military mystery solved, Army chevrons returned to family

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

At a Memorial Day ceremony at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, a man named Albert approached me asking, "Can you help me find these people?"

[RELATED: Hundreds pay tribute to Arizona's fallen soldiers at National Memorial Cemetery]

He left a small plastic bag filled with five items, including an Army sergeant's chevron, but very little specific information.

Facebook, Facetime and a lot of time searching online led me to the Gehm family.

There were anxious to know what was in the bag and where the bag turned up.

Steve and his wife of 17 years, Sheri-Lynn, were surprised by the contents and even more surprised to realize the items didn’t belong to either of them. At least, not directly.

It’s a military mystery that took years to solve and brings multiple generations of one family together after years of being apart. 


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Lina joined 3TV and CBS 5 in June 2015. Before coming back to her hometown of Phoenix, Lina was the evening anchor for WEAR ABC 3 in Pensacola.

There, she covered tropical storms and a fatal explosion at the county jail. As the primary anchor, she covered the desk for 12 hours during a storm that dumped more than 26 inches of rain in the area in less than 24 hours.

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Before leaving Phoenix, Lina started in the 3TV newsroom as an intern during her senior year at Arizona State University. Lina also represented her home state of Arizona at the Miss USA pageant and is happy to be back in the Valley with her husband.

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