One Marine Corps veteran is glad that an all-important necklace is on its way home to him in Minnesota, after the jewelry was confiscated from him by a Transportation Security Administration TSA officer at Reagan National Airport earlier this week.
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The vet told Fox News that he served from to , and always wears the special necklace, crafted from a hollow bullet cartridge, in honor of that service. A photo of Aaron Bradley, pictured standing, and his comrades, during their time serving in the Marine Corps.
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Courtesy of Aaron Bradley. Though Bradley had passed through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with the item en route to the reunion without issue, things quickly took a turn for the worse after the vet passed through a metal detector, he told Fox News.
The airport security official put the necklace in a bin that Bradley thought was headed for the trash, and the vet gave up hope of ever seeing it again. A hooch is what Marines call their tent, or their place to sleep while in the field.
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