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    WW2 dog tag being returned

    For 2 months i have been detecting Hammer Field an Army air base here in Ca.Found coins, buttons and dog tags.I told a member(felinepeachy) in chat about the dog tags iam finding.She said wouldnt be great if we found 1 of the guys and returned it So detective Peachy started her research and in a few minutes told me one of the servicemen was dead but he might have a son.So she called and the person was the son of the guy on the dog tag.At first there was silence then OH MY GOD.All i did was find it but the credit goes to Felinepeachy.I will update as soon as i talk to him myself.P.S. he lives in the state of Washington
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    AA, that is great, hope she or you finds the second one's family also. That must have been a surprise for the owner, all I can say is good job peachy and aa!!!!!!

    Don

    PS: I just looked at mine from basic training--ah shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - over 41 years old they are - Yikes
    "The mantra has always been don't clean a (copper) coin or it will lose value.
    For undug coins this is true. For dug coins this is untrue.
    The value will increase with judicious cleaning."

  3. #3
    texas hunter

    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    AA--you are truely a credit to our group. As a vet myself, I know how much something like that would mean to me. Stand tall AA, you deserve it !!
    HH
    Lou

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    Jan 2007
    Northwest PA
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    I echo Texas hunter, as a Vet that is a truly great thing. I'm certain that the family will be very honored to have a piece of there family member's life with in the service of his country

    Bravo Zulu!!
    "To the digger, begets the spoils. . . "

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    LJ
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    WTG aa & peachie!! Great story. Please update this post with any news on this. That was a fantastic idea. Kudos to both you.
    LOVE THE HISTORY AND THE MYSTERY

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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    Thats pretty cool... I'm sure that guy's son will think so too when he gets it.

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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    Great job AA and peachy!!!!!!!!! I am not a vet myself, but am the son of a vet and if anyone found my Dad's dog tags and returned them I would be overjoyed. Always nice when we can return an item that means so much to its owner or a family member. Also shows the non-hobbyists that we are not money grabbing scavengers preying on other peoples losses. WTG!!! And may the detecting Gods smile upon you(and peachy) for your fantastic thoughtful deed of researching and returning them. Now that's what this hobby is all about....
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    A very honorable deed...thanks, AA & Peachy

    RR





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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    Just got off the phone with son of serviceman on dog tag.He told me some great stories about his father.He also says his brother cant believe it.A big thanks to felinepeachy for finding him. Mailing it tuesday.

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    Jan 2007
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    What a great ending !!!! WTG

  11. #11
    TreasureTales

    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    A standing ovation to aa battery and felinepeachy. You are both to be commended for returning that tag. WTG. That story should be written up in the local paper ( just don't give too many details about your site. LOL). Then you could be added to "Honorable Mention" here on TNet. Anyhow, it's a great thing you've done.

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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    Great Story, Keep us Updated.

    JEFF

  13. #13
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    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    What a great story! Congrats to you both on the find.

    Nat

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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    WTG, Thats something very special

  15. #15
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    Re: WW2 dog tag being returned

    Hey guys peachy found another son of a WW2 serviceman

 

 
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