A war widow lost her husband in Afghanistan, and now she is dealing with the loss of their wedding rings and his dog tags.
Faith Olivas’ brother-in-law discovered someone had ransacked their vehicles which were parked in the driveway of her Muskopf Road home. The rings and dogs tags were gone. Faith had the dog tags wrapped around her rear-view mirror.
“Those are the only two things I wanted. Those are the only things that were on him when he died and I wanted a piece of him,” she said.
In addition to the dog tags and Nicholas’s wedding band, the thieves stole Faith’s rings — one gold with a light green gemstone and a second has several smaller stones. A blue tear drop ring was also stolen. Lt. Ken Gerold of the Fairfield police said the car did not appear to be damaged, and there are no suspects at this time.
Olivas says the bands weren’t expensive, but to her they are priceless. “Give them back. I want them back. They’re not worth anything. None of these rings are valuable. They’re just valuable to me. Other than that they’re just ordinary wedding rings,”she said.
Nicholas Olivas, an Army corporal, was a Hamilton native who was killed on patrol last May. His father is Adolfo Olivas, the former mayor of Hamilton.
Anyone with information about the stolen wedding rings and dog tags should call the Fairfield Police Department.
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