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Lakewood Marine Corp veteran gets stolen photo album back

Posted at 9:04 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 11:04:48-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A week ago, Marine Corp veteran Richard Kennedy had his car broken into and several things stolen, including his photo album.

"I was distraught," Kennedy said. "I had a bunch of bags of clothes and stuff stolen, but I thought, I don't give a crap about that. I just want my pictures back."

Little did he know, the photo album somehow ended up on Christine Gallegos' doorstep. She wanted to find the owner and return the album.

"My daughter in California saw the link and asked me if I had his name," Gallegos said. "What I gathered from the book was that his name is Richard Kennedy. Within five minutes, I had his phone number. I came to find out that he lives only 3-4 blocks away."

The album contains pictures that go back to 1998 and include his eight years of service in the Marines.

"I've been to about 15 different countries and 20 different states," Kennedy said. "I've had two kids, nephews, cousins and families and Christmas. Means everything."

On Saturday, he got his album back thanks to Gallegos and social media.

"It feels like I just returned somebody's life to them," Gallegos said.

"It's awesome," Kennedy said. "I can't wait to go through them. It's nice to know there are people out there that take the opportunity to do good."