Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 154 accepted a new generator from the Clinton Township (Mich.) police, replacing the one stolen with the chapter’s pickup truck and trailer on Christmas Day. Unionized police and command officers chipped in on $550 to buy the Predator 2000 generator and a 100-foot extension cord.
“We are continuing to create a positive relationship with our community,” Officer Kevin Daniels told the Macomb Daily. “We saw a need to give back to the veterans, who have been very supportive of us and after all they’ve for our country in terms of their service.”
“This is terrific,” chapter President Steve Bago said. “This is the community taking care of us.”
The chapter’s Ford F-250 pickup truck and trailer went missing from the VVA chapter’s headquarters on Christmas. Detroit police located the trailer a few days later; the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial was still inside, but a microwave oven and generator were missing. The truck has not been recovered, and no suspects have been arrested.