Army veteran wants stolen medals back after home burglarized

Ryan Hahn

PICKERINGTON, OH (WCMH) – A 24-year-old Army veteran is hoping to get his service medals returned after someone burglarized his home Tuesday.

The home is located at 10057 Wright Road. The daytime break in happened while Ryan Hahn and his two roommates were at work.

“My roommate Max called me and told me someone had broken into the house and stolen my safe full of guns,” said Hahn.

Whoever it was knew about the security cameras that watched the main road, garage and back deck.

Hahn believes they used an empty home next door to shield their entry into a lower level door located under the deck.

The gun cabinet, which weighed close to 400 pounds, contained a handful of weapons. Some of them had sentimental value.

“The 1911 that I had gotten was the first gun I ever got,” said Hahn. “And it was a gift from my mom. She’d given it to me for graduating from the Army.”

Hahn said he can replace the guns, but not his service medals.

“I had about three and half rows. They were all from service – ribbons that come naturally through service and promotions,” said Hahn.

Hahn filed a report with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report was not approved for release when NBC4 requested it Wednesday afternoon.

Hahn and his roommates believe the crime was personal since nothing else in the home was taken.

“You can’t replace those items unless they are given back,” said Hahn.

Anyone with information in this case should contact the Fairfield Co. Sheriff’s Office at (740) 652-7900.

Hahn’s roommate has started a GoFundMe page in the hopes of raising money so Hahn can get some of his guns back.

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