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Army Master Sgt. Anthony Cogdill, who is battling ALS, had his truck stolen during a visit to metro Detroit.
He and his family came to Romulus on Thursday night and stayed at the Hampton Inn.
On Friday morning, when one of his daughter's went to move the truck, she saw that it was gone.
"It breaks my heart," says Master Sgt. Cogdill's wife, Alma.
"My husband is terminal. He has ALS. We figured this would be the last time we'd be able to
get everybody together," she says.
The Cogdill's drove to Michigan in two vehicles, a van and that truck. They need both because Master Sgt. Cogdill's medical equipment requires a lot of space.
What's devastating them the most is knowing what was inside it.
"His dog tags are in there ... All his medical equipment is out, so that's good, but there are lots of sentimental things in there that can't be replaced," she says.
"Those are things he wore next to his skin as he fought for this country," says his daughter Jennifer.
The truck is a 2003 white Ford 250 4x4 with a gray bottom and chrome running boards.
There are Army stickers all over the back of the truck.
It also has Army seat covers and an Army steering wheel cover.
The Cogdill's say the hotel and Romulus Police have been very helpful.
They're just hoping someone will return the truck to them along with everything that was inside of it.
If you know where it is, please call Romulus police right away.