WWII Vet Reunited With Dog Tags 69 Years Later

Irving Mann, 88, lost his identification tags while digging foxholes in 1940s France.
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A jeweler -- tree branches is famous. Rolex watch. Irving and -- means Jewelers half that piece of jewelry he never thought he'd -- and I had no idea it was even lost exists. Because wasn't too long afterwards which I was wounded. And it's got to be -- hectic. -- with a corporal in the united states army he served from 1943 to 1946. During that time -- the station and free it. Including the -- of for top there they dug foxholes and also made a trade with two French women at this farm house. With my. Labor French. I made myself understood that I would like to trade -- rations. For snakes out of there -- -- And see it understood and agreed that -- be very happy to make the trade. Almost seven years the leader -- the Korean daughter -- niece and those women contacted man after finding its head. Near that farmhouse. At first I thought it was it's a scam. Mean how could after 69 years suddenly. This. Nortek show up in the ground as long. During those 69 years me and built the business raised a family received many honors including a purple heart. -- -- -- -- -- -- All of those are very meaningful but this. Is a separate issue altogether it's part of who I was when I was nineteen years old. And the fact that I survived that. And never expected to see -- again. Was quite. Remarkable. I thought. You couldn't get a better memorial. They hips if you're going to this is certainly -- in Brighton Kelsey Smith thirteen -- news.

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