Storage facility sells veteran's belongings

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- An Army veteran is making an urgent plea to get his belongings back, after they were sold by a local storage facility.

The belongings include everything, from family photos to his Bronze star and a special medal issued by the Kuwaiti Government.

Retired Master Sgt. Franklin Wright from Upper Marlboro served in the Army for 35 years. His services includes deployment in Bosnia, both Gulf wars and Afghanistan. For a good part of the time he was away from his belongings, everything he owned was stored in garage 106 at a public storage facility located on Suitland Road.

When he came back from overseas he went to South Carolina to care of his sick mother. While he was there last year his storage locker was auctioned off because he was $525 behind in his rent.

Wright, who is 54, and on disability from his service, says he would like some of his belongings back particularly those that are irreplaceable like his family photo albums. He says the manager of the public storage facility would not tell him who bought the storage locker's content but he is willing to negotiate with the current owner.

The Kuwait medal alone is worth significant money.They are going for $9,500 on Craig's list.

It is likely the items in the storage container may have been sold more than once in the last year. Wright is heading back to South Carolina to live. He is hoping someone will have some of the items. If you do, you can contact him at the following email address: .


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