War Hero’s Lost iPod Gets Returned To Him In Iraq



Maybe I’m just a greedy bastard, but if I found a shiny new iPod wedged in between couch cushions at a hospital waiting room, I might ask around if it belonged to anybody, but I probably wouldn’t make the effort to return it to someone who lives thousands of miles away. Dalton Williams is 14 years old, and he’s also a better person than I am because he didn’t just make a weak effort to return a lost iPod to someone nearby, he tracked down the owner who was living 6,000 miles away in Iraq.

While visiting Cone Hospital in Greensboro N.C. Dalton found an iPod in the waiting room couch. After taking the iPod home and recharging it, Dalton found a trove of military pictures, contacts, and music. It took a bit of investigating, but Dalton and his father discovered the iPod belonged to Sgt. Ventrice Curtis, a US soldier serving in Iraq. Sgt. Curtis had shipped his iPod back from Iraq to his family in Louisiana so they could keep his war memories safe. No one knows if the iPod was stolen or if there was a weird mix-up with the package, but somehow it ended up in North Carolina instead of Louisiana.

Lucky for Sgt. Curtis, the iPod fell into the hands of William Dalton who tracked him down and shipped the iPod back to the Sergeant along with a note saying, “I’m really glad that you decided to go over to Iraq and protect us and thank you for serving.”  Turns out that after returning the iPod, Dalton found a new iPod Nano waiting for him underneath his Christmas tree, proving that no good deed goes unrewarded.



[via iSmashphone]

  • Georgesab

    Well done to that kid. In this day and age, a lot of people would have just kept it. I’m glad he returned it, at least there’s some hope in humanity.

  • John Sapienza

    Faith in humanity has been restored ! 

  • Mari-Xouana H Flou

    Not to be a dick, but what makes Sgt. Curtis a hero?
    Could well be true, but no facts are provided.
    Although chances are, when a soldier fights in an offensive war, he’s probably the bad guy.

  • wiredtothemaximum

    @Mari – your a douche.

  • Brandon Dillon

    We aren’t living in a world where every dispute will be settled verbally and peacefully. If that were the case, maybe you would be right. Being that we are living in a world where “people” will strap bombs to themselves, or worse, children, thinking that they are supporting a greater good, and will be rewarded with 21(?) virgins, we can’t just lay down our weapons and “set the higher standards.”

    But hey, maybe one day we will live in a world where there aren’t goat fucking wife beating pedophiles dedicating their lives to destroying other peoples’ lives.

    Until then, as stated by wiredtothemaximum, “You’re a douche.”