WW2 Dog Tags

SusanMN

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Ground was thawed enough today to give my new Legend a test run in my backyard. Every detector I have owned has gone through the yard and I didn't think there was much left to find but the Legend suprised me with this set of dog tags. They were way down in the slushy mud. A little detective work and I know the tags belong to Leonard Alois Gombold, Born 1923, died 2013. He lived in the same town as me and I am betting in a neighboring house. I will work on getting the tags to his descendents.
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Digger RJ

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Ground was thawed enough today to give my new Legend a test run in my backyard. Every detector I have owned has gone through the yard and I didn't think there was much left to find but the Legend suprised me with this set of dog tags. They were way down in the slushy mud. A little detective work and I know the tags belong to Leonard Alois Gombold, Born 1923, died 2013. He lived in the same town as me and I am betting in a neighboring house. I will work on getting the tags to his descendents.
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Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

tnt-hunter

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Great find and good work on tracking down the family. Honorable mention vote from me, it has been earned IMO.

stay safe and keep swingin.
 

crashbandicoot

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I think it,s cool to return a long lost item to someone who appreciates it.One of the great things about our hobby.Kudos Susan,on your efforts,and a great find in a"hunted out" yard. Honorable mention too.
 

CRUSADER

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Thanks everyone. I found several of his grand children living near me and am sending the dog tags to a granddaughter today.
Excellent, you beat me to it, I was going to suggest this site that helped return mine. Congrats
 

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