Mother: burglar stole deceased son's military medals

A woman's Tolleson home was broken into on Wednesday. Many things were stolen including money, jewelry, her grandkid's Xbox, but the most priceless things were her deceased son's military medals.
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A mother's heartbreak, her home broken into.
 
Many items were stolen, including military medals belonging to her son who died in combat.  But they are the only thing she wants back.
 
FOX 10's Danielle Miller spoke with her about the painful loss.
 
This woman's Tolleson home was broken into on Wednesday. Many things were stolen including money, jewelry, her grandkid's Xbox, but the most priceless things were her deceased son's military medals.
 
She says whoever did this can keep everything but she's pleading for them to bring back the medals.
 
"To bring them back to me. Throw them in my backyard, throw them over the fence, put them in my front yard. I don't care, bring them back."  
 
It's been a long day for Tina Armijo, cleaning up the physical and emotional mess a burglar left behind. When she came home Wednesday she found her kitchen window shattered and the house in shambles.
 
"Everything was trashed, my living room was trashed. Everything the cupboards were open, the doors, my cupboards down here were open," said Armijo.
 
While many valuable things were taken, the most valuable being her deceased son's military medals including his Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
 
"Those mean the world to me. To me those are worth a million dollars. Out there you cant pawn them, they aren't worth anything. They represent my son. They represent what he fought for, our freedom, our rights, everything."
 
Santos Armijo served in the army. He was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006. He was just 22-years-old. 
 
Along with his medals, her late daughter's jewelry was also stolen.
 
"I had her jewelry, which I was going to have melted down. She left two boys behind. I was going to have that the boys rings made out of that."
 
Tina says after ten years she was starting to feel like herself again after facing the loss of not one but two children.
 
She says this home invasion has now set her back.
 
"When they do this it's like they killed me. They took my heart everything I have left they stole it from me. It's a feeling no mother should ever have to feel."    
 
If anyone has any information on this burglary or who is responsible, call the police.

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