Army veteran find lost uniform in antique store, owner gives it to him free
An US Army veteran Xenos Lopez found his lost uniform in a California antique store.
Lopez served as a parachute rigger and infantryman from 2004-2010. He lost his Army greens when he moved from one part of Bakersfield, California, to another in 2016.
The loss left him heartbroken because he said he sees the uniform as a representation of the time he spent serving his country.
Recently, Lopez and his wife were in an antique mall and came across the uniform, medals and all.
The owner of the shop said he could tell that Lopez was the rightful owner and let him have it for free.
"I said, 'No, that's yours. You earned that.' I could tell how much he appreciated it," store owner Rick Freels said.
"He saw that it was mine and he thanked me for my service. I almost cried in here because I was so happy and I just can't be more thankful," Lopez said.
He plans to add his uniform to a shadow box he's been building to commemorate his time in the military.