SPOKANE, Wash. — A Marine Corps veteran living in Spokane is searching for his dog tags after they were taken during a truck break-in near Corbin Park.

Eric Robertson served several tours in Iraq in a tank battalion.

His wife Holly said he discovered the missing dog tags on Sunday morning. The thief also took his registration and insurance card, Bluetooth headset and a tool he uses for work.

Holly Robertson said the dog tags with Eric’s sergeant’s pin had been hanging from the truck's rearview mirror since he left the Marine Corps in 2011. Holly said he kept them in his truck as a daily reminder of his service rather than keeping them in a box.

“He is absolutely incendiary with rage. He just feels so violated that they took something out of his truck, especially something like that that’s so personal,” Holly said.

Robertson also wore the dog tags when he married his wife.

“It’s more sentimental for him than for me but they’re a part of the life that he had in the Marine Corps. They say, ‘Once a Marine, always a Marine,’ and my Marine is missing his dogs tags right now,” Holly Robertson said.

Robertson reported the theft to Crime Check. Holly said they remain hopeful, even though the odds may not be in their favor.

“I know it’s a long shot…but larger miracles have happened,” she added.

Spokane police confirmed the vehicle prowling report. Anyone with information on the missing dog tags is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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