08/17/2012 11:45 am ET

Faith Olivas, Ohio War Widow, Upset After Late Husband's Dog Tags And Other Mementos Stolen From Car

Criminals in Fairfield, Ohio stooped to a new low Wednesday night when a war widow awoke to find mementos of her late husband, including his dog tags, had been stolen.

20-year-old Cpl. Nicholas Olivas died in May while on patrol in Afghanistan, leaving behind his wife, Faith, and a newborn son, Connor, reports Local 12.

In her Twitter feed, Faith has struggled to cope with her husband's death, commiserating with other army wives and posting messages of loss:

So when she discovered thieves had stolen Nicholas' dog tags, wedding ring, engagement ring, and promise ring from her car, she was particularly devastated.

"They were in my car for the simple fact of comfort. I knew he was always there," Faith Olivas explained to WLWT. "I thought it would be the safest place for them. Obviously not."

The station reports Faith has issued a plea for the stolen keepsakes' safe return and has offered not to press charges.