Mesa woman finds wounded warrior Cory Remsburg's checks

Posted at 10:51 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 01:59:13-04

A Mesa woman has been working for three days to get in contact with Gilbert wounded warrior Cory Remsburg after she found two checks made out to him in the parking lot of her apartment complex.

"They were just lying here on the ground," Shelly Weidenhamer said.

Weidenhamer didn't know that the checks belonged to a well-known veteran, whose story spread across the county after President Barack Obama introduced him at his keynote address in 2014.

She looked the name up online and realized who Remsburg is and was determined to get the checks to him once she realized they were from Joshua Chamberlain Society, which helps wounded veterans.

"This poor man has given so much to his country and he was horrifically wounded," Weidenhamer said. "I wanted him to get some kind of repayment, a little kindness. Kindness goes a long way."

Weidenhamer called ABC15, and we put her in touch with several resources who got ahold of Cory's father, Craig Remsburg.

"They must have fallen out of my pocket," Craig said. "I was ready to cash them for Cory. Those are the checks that take care of his utilities."

Craig was reportedly in the apartment complex checking on a unit for a friend when he took his keys out of his pocket and the checks went missing. He canceled the checks and the organization sent new ones, but he was very grateful for Weidenhamer's determination and kindness.

"He called me and just said, ‘Thank you so much,’" Weidenhamer said.