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Lufkin Marine Corps reunite marine with family memorabilia

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

 U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Greggory Jenkins spent Saturday afternoon looking through old family photos and high school medals, memories he thought were lost forever.

 "To follow me across the world to make sure these memories aren't lost from me, you can't put a price to it and you can't put words do it," said Jenkins.

Lufkin Marine Corps League Commandant Brian Crews says, a local woman called and found the memorabilia among items purchased in an auction.

Crews says he searched Jenkins on the internet in hopes of contacting him.

"I saw where he had commented on a high school teacher that had died in a car accident and at the bottom of that comment it said he was stationed in Japan," said Crews.

 Crews says in a matter of hours he tracked him down from his former base in Japan to where he is currently stationed in Baton Rouge.

"Its heartwarming to know that we could reunited a good marine with some personal belongings that he thought was gone forever," said Crews,

Jenkins says many of the medals and awards that were found are reminders of what got him started on the path of leadership.

"To have another Marine to come and do what Marines do, go back and take care of a marine," said Jenkins.

 Crews says that's what marines are all about, looking out for each other and freely offering service in a time of need.

"That what Marines do, we take care of our own people and we knew that it was a chore that we had to do and we were willing to do and very grateful to do," said Crews.

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