‘It was like a piece of me had left’: Army bugler’s trumpet stolen from truck
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — A Sun Prairie man who plays trumpet for the Army is asking for his instrument back after it was stolen on Veterans Day.
This past weekend Staff Sgt. Matthew Miller was in Milwaukee for the Army. He was staying in the same hotel he usually stays in when he goes there once a month for battle assembly, but this time someone broke open is back window and stole his trumpet from his back seat overnight.
I sat down w/Staff Sgt. Matt Miller & his wife as they went through old photos from his time in the Army. Ever present is his silver Getzen b-flat trumpet, which was stolen from his truck over the weekend (on Veterans Day). Now all he wants is to get it back. #news3 pic.twitter.com/RI51AuGKK7
— Amy Reid (@amyreidreports) November 14, 2018
“When it was gone, it was like a piece of me had left me,” Miller said.
The trumpet is the same one he plays at military funerals and that he took on tour with him in Iraq.
His wife wrote a Facebook post about it early this week, and it has gotten massive attention. It’s been shared almost 3,000 times and has hundreds of comments from people extending their support or offering to give him a new trumpet.
On Veterans day 2018, my husband woke up to find his truck had been broken into and his trumpet (among many other…
“Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine that we’d have the shares for one, and the immense support and extreme generosity,” said Chelsea Miller, Matthew’s wife.
Miller said he appreciates all the generosity, but he already has a backup for his trumpet. He just wants the old one back.
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