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Ft. Bragg soldier heartbroken after porch pirate takes grandfather's cherished World War I artifacts

Army Capt. Benjamin White said it only took the thief 30 seconds to get away with a lifetime of memories.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Video shows the moment a porch pirate stole some very sentimental items from a Fort Bragg soldier.

The thief took a package from a man's home containing World War I memorabilia from his great-grandfather. This unfolded in the middle of the day.

The soldier said he'd do anything to get those items back.

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"Got his original dog tag here with his service number on the back," said Capt. Benjamin White.

White has been a soldier for seven years, but his military connection stretches back to World War I. His great-grandfather George White served in the Army during World War I. He cherishes the pictures of him in the Army Tank Corps.

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