Sign honoring Navy SEAL who mislaid conflict with ALS stolen from family’s Virginia …
April 7, 2015 - als
Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) – A pointer that honors a Navy SEAL who battled ALS has left from his family’s Virginia Beach farm.
The Frog Hollow pointer hung outward a Oyer Family Farm given 2007, a curtsy to Mike Oyer’s Navy service.
“We named a plantation ‘Frog Hollow’ given he was a Navy Frogman” his widow Valerie Oyer told NewsChannel 3’s Todd Corillo Monday.
The final time Oyer saw a sign, that hangs during a corner of her skill on Morris Neck Road, was Wednesday morning when she left for work.
“When we came home from work Wednesday night about 5:30, it was apparent it wasn’t there given we can see if when I’m entrance down a road,” she said.
At first, Oyer suspicion her son competence have taken down a pointer for some reason.
After he told her he hadn’t, friends on Facebook suggested that maybe someone had taken it as an Apr Fool’s Day joke.
When a pointer didn’t reappear Thursday, Oyer began to think that it was expected stolen.
“It creates me indignant that somebody would take it,” she said. “It creates me unhappy too that it’s left given this was his cut of sky out here. This is where he always wanted to be so it creates me unhappy that it’s gone.”
The sign, that is a wooden round about 3 feet high and 3 feet wide, is too complicated to have left anywhere on a own.
“Every time we go out, we demeanour to see if someone has thrown it in a embankment or somewhere on a side of a highway though we haven’t seen it since,” Oyer said.
Mike Oyer, an strange member of SEAL Team 6, was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.
ALS, or Lou Gherig’s disease, attacks engine neurons and solemnly chips divided during a person’s ability to speak, walk, speak and breath. There is no famous means or cure.
NewsChannel 3 chronicled Mike Oyer’s dauntless quarrel opposite a illness that took his life in Aug 2012.
The pointer was custom-made, a present from Mike Oyer’s relatives in 2007, a same year he was diagnosed with ALS.
“It was sentimental. Very sentimental,” Valerie Oyer commented.
Now his family wants a pointer back.
“If we know where a pointer is and it’s still total if we would only put in behind in a yard – we don’t caring who took it,” she said.
Virginia Beach Police are questioning a burglary of a Frog Hollow sign.
If we have any information, call a Crime Line during 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.