Navy, which lost camera full of photos from Iraq is identified

Marine Am Zellman (l), is identified as the Marine who is in possession of a camera with photos from Iraq, that was found in Washington, nine years ago. (Fox 5 DC)

A Marine is reunited with a camera full of photos that a landscaper found on the side of the road in Washington, nine years ago.

Am Zellman was found Saturday, a day after Fox 5 DC broadcast a report about the camera.

The report will be generated tips and calls to identify Zellman, if the owner of the camera, the station reported.

Zellman told FOX 5 reporter Lauren DeMarco that his computer and camera were stolen from his house, and he never thought he would see the photos again, especially after all that time.


Matt Walker found Zellman the same Nokia camera while working on a landscaping job in northwest Washington. The memory card with the photos was not damaged.

Yay! Happy to update! Less than 24 hours after our story ran. -Marine identified camera filled with photos. @fox5dc

— Lauren DeMarco FOX 5 (@ldemarcofox5) November 11, 2017

“I have never in the army, but by the photos, I can feel what they went through and that is why it is so important to give back to him,” Walker told the station.

Walker said he had no luck finding Zellman over the years.

(Marine Am Zellman is reunited with a camera full of photos of Iraq, that was found in 2008.)

“I have been in contact with recruiters, I have been in contact with Navy friends try to figure out how to get this back to him. Nothing,” Walker told the station.

He contacted Fox 5 for help on locating the Navy after the view of the station’s coverage of Veterans Day and the Marine Corps 242nd birthday.

Walker told the station that if the Marine is found, he will say, “Thank you for your service. Here is your map. I kept it safe for you.”

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