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Military family headed to BAFB loses everything, including child’s ashes, after U-Haul stolen in Georgia

GoFundMe launched to help family recover
The Benton family was on their way to Barksdale Air Force Base when they lost everything after...
The Benton family was on their way to Barksdale Air Force Base when they lost everything after their U-Haul truck was stolen in Georgia.(GoFundMe)
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 1:48 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - A military family on their way to start their new life in Bossier City at Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) is in desperate need after all of their belongings packed up in a U-Haul were reportedly stolen during their move.

Airman Ben Benton was recently transferred to Barksdale. While his family of four was stopped for the night in Georgia, their U-Haul moving truck was stolen, they say. All of their belongings were taken, including the ashes of their son.

A number of area realtors and the family’s soon-to-be neighbors have stepped up and created a GoFundMe account to help the family start over. Click here to donate.

FOX 5 in Atlanta reports the family’s U-Haul was found abandoned in Forest Park. It’s unknown if their son’s ashes are inside and what belongings may have been taken.

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