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Michigan man's WWII dog tags discovered in France

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: August 8, 2017

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A Michigan man's World War II dog tags have been found in France more than seven decades after the war.

WOOD-TV reports that Texas manufacturer Garrett Metal Detector recently contacted Jan Siddall to tell her that someone using a metal detector discovered her father's dog tags in France.

Siddall says the dog tags are a nice way to reconnect with her father, Rex Young, who died in 2006.

Young lost his dog tags sometime while serving in World War II as a U.S. Army radio operator in Europe.

Dog tags have important contact information on them in case a soldier is injured or killed.

The copper and nickel finish on Young's tags has worn away, but the inscription is readable.

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Information from: WOOD-TV
 

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