Soldiers donate medals to mother of fallen soldier

- In a follow-up to a story out of Tolleson, members of a fallen soldier's platoon decided to do something special for their fallen comrade, after his medals were stolen from a home.

"Bring them back to me," said Tina Armijo back in August. "Throw them in my backyard. Throw them over the fence. Put them in our frontyard. I don't care. Bring them back."

Tina's son, Santos, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006. Santos was 22 years old at the time of his death. His medals, along with Tina's daughter's jewelry, were stolen by thieves who broke into the home.

When members of Santos' platoon heard about the burglary, they decided to give Tina an unforgettable gift, by donating their own military medals, and placed them in a shadow box for Tina and her family to display.

Santos was awarded numerous medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.


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