NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A nationwide search is underway for a ring with sentimental value that far outweighs its worth.
Last week, Navy SEAL Aaron Vaughn's widow, Kimberly, said she lost her husband's wedding band. The band is one of the few tangible symbols she has of their love.
"It's not of huge monetary value, but to me; it's just something tangible that I can hang onto to remind me of Aaron and my love and commitment towards one another," said Kimberly to Fox News Network.
The Navy SEAL was one of 30 US troops killed in an Afghanistan helicopter crash in Aug.
Since his death, Kimberly has worn Aaron's white gold band with brushed finish.
"On the way back returning to the DC area, from George Bush Intercontinental through Charlotte, to DC I realized that the ring was gone," Kimberly said.
Kimberly retraced her steps, even thoroughly searching the plane.
"On the second flight from Charlotte to DC I stopped the steward, he even let me stay on the plane after everyone disembarked, took the seats apart he was very very helpful," Vaughn said.
Her search has received nationwide attention, from the media and on Facebook.
"I've had people from the car rental place, Thrifty car rental, they took pictures of them even taking the car apart to look for this ring," Kimberly said.
The country is banding together, to find a band that's priceless.
"It has Kimberly engraved on the inside, it's very, very faint because it's almost worn away," Kimberly said.
She is hoping a good samaritan will find and return the ring. In the meantime, Kimberly asks that people pray for those who are serving and the families that have experienced the tragedy of losing a loved one at war.
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