Piers Morgan Offers to Replace WWII Veteran’s Stolen Medals

Piers Morgan. Source: Digitas Photos/ Flickr/ All creative commons

A 91-year old World War II veteran, who wishes to remain anonymous, left his six medals, including France’s highest honor, the Legion d’Honneur, on the kitchen counter while he went shopping. He intended to clean them when he returned.

The medals and his wallet were stolen in a brazen daylight robbery. To get them replaced, the Ministry of Defense has stated that the veteran will have to pay for them “at cost.”

Now Piers Morgan, the famous TV host, is offering to purchase the replacement medals. In a tweet, the star said, “This is outrageous. I will pay for this hero’s medals to be replaced. Please send me his info.”

He also told someone they had a great idea when they tweeted that he should have the veteran as a guest on Good Morning Britain. Morgan finally tweeted that he was contacting the Ministry of Defense to work out the details.

Anyone with information about the medals or the burglary is asked to call 101 and refer to 5216151507.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE