Mo. veteran gets 100 stolen flags back

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 8:40 a.m. CDT; updated 7:23 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BALLWIN — A St. Louis County veteran has his flags back — all 100 of them.

KSDK-TV reported that someone stole the American flags from Korean War veteran Walter Schoenke's home in Ballwin over the Fourth of July weekend.

Neighbors heard about the theft and surprised Schoenke with 100 new flags soon after the theft. Now, the stolen flags have been returned , left at Schoenke's door with an apology and a letter thanking him for his service.

Neighbors plan to help Schoenke place the flags around the neighborhood on Veterans Day.

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