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Odin Stutrud looks at an old photo in his Wahpeton, N.D. home of he and his wife, Hazel, that was taken back in 1944. In the photo he is wearing his Army uniform. Odin served in the Army during World War II. This past weekend his military jacket was taken from his car. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

'Hurts like heck': Thief steals officer's coat, medals from 94-year-old World War II veteran

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By Mia Farhang

WAHPETON, N.D. Maybe the thief wanted something to wear on Memorial Day.

Maybe, as Odin Stutrud suspects, the thief stole his World War II officer’s jacket on Sunday thinking it might fetch a few dollars at a pawn shop.

Either way, the 94-year-old Wahpeton man is confident he’ll never see his jacket again.

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