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    What Are The Odds?

    Some of you have probably seen my post about finding a military dog tag at a swim beach and returning it after 12 years. If you haven't seen the post it can be found here.

    Military Dog Tag Found in 2000 Returned in 2012

    Me and some friends were hunting the lake near the location where that dog tag was found when we decided to hit that particular park before it closed. It was my first time back to that beach since I found the tag 12 years ago. We had about 30 minutes to hunt before the park closed at 11pm. I head out into waist deep water and the first signal I recover is another US Army dog tag. I thought that was pretty ironic. Also, with this tag, like the last one, the name is not common. I have already found a person nearby who is most likely the owner. A Facebook message has been sent. Hopefully the outcome will be like the last and I can get it back to it's owner.

    EDIT: Success! Found the owner. The tag is on its way home. I'll add a screen grab of some of the dialogue.

    EDIT: Dog tag received. Adding a screen grab of the last messages. This was a fun one!

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    us
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    I lost my coast guard dog tags in corpus christi texas. hope they turn up one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekong Mike View Post
    I lost my coast guard dog tags in corpus christi texas. hope they turn up one day.
    I hope they do too. It's not very often, but occasionally I make it to Corpus with my Surfmaster PI. I will certainly keep an ear open for them!
    Last edited by garren; Aug 05, 2013 at 04:28 AM.
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    us
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    AMAZING FINDS! Coincidence or more, quien sabe? Looks like you have a specialty from now on. Andi
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    us
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    Wow great job on trying to return it!.
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    us
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    Now that's an awesome find. The USMC pendant that Hal found is a James Avery 925. We need to go back to that beach to see if we CAN find any more military stuff. Do you believe in Déjà vu Dude
    Last edited by Digg Mo; Aug 05, 2013 at 05:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digg Mo View Post
    The USMC pendant that Hal found is a James Avery 925
    I would never have guessed that pendant to be silver. I don't know whats in that lake but the water turns everything a funny color. Even the clad has an odd toning to it.
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    Atprolen

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    Any ideas how to get ahold of rightfully owned tags found a set from ww2 can't find any leads to return

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    JD

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    Good going
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    Quote Originally Posted by atprolen View Post
    Any ideas how to get ahold of rightfully owned tags found a set from ww2 can't find any leads to return
    If they are Army you might start your search here. NARA - AAD - Fielded Search - Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records). Also you could post the details in a separate thread and members that have access to Ancestry.com and other genealogy resources may be able to help.

    I found three tags since I started metal detecting and I found all three owners on Facebook. I'm counting this current tag as a success already because I've gotten a reply to my initial msg and he appears to be the right person. Waiting on his confirmation reply then I'll post the details.
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    us
    Old disabled infantryman

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    That lake was used as a secret army chemical test site for years. If you think the coins have strange coloring, go back at night and check out the fluorescent six legged frogs that only have one eye in the middle of their back, or wait ten years and look at your own legs! . Great finds and great efforts tracking down the owners!
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    I did not invent FUN, however I have spent my life trying to perfect it!

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    This turned out good! Owner has been located and the dog tag is on its way home! Sounds like it had been lost for quite a while. Here's a snippet of the messages.
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    The dog tag has been received. Here's the final messages.The redacted area was info about his address. This is the kind of "thank you" that makes a person feel good all over!

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    Atprolen

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    Local veterans are on it . Just hope they can find rightfull owner. Thank you for your help hope some day I can return the time u put in to research

    Sent from my iPad using TreasureNet
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    us
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    It's people like Garren that takes the time and effort to return lost items to their rightful owners and in return this gives Treasure Hunters a good name. I strongly suggest that this find should be
    an "honorable mention".
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