When World War Two veteran Irving Mann received a letter saying that his dog tag had been found in a field in France, he didn’t believe it. Mann served with the 90th infantry in occupied France in 1944, and assumed his dog tag fell off while he was digging foxholes. Mann says he doubted the person who sent him a letter saying that they had found his dog tag until they gave him the serial number on the tag. He knew there were a lot of scams going on, but if the serial number was correct, it had to be real. He wrote back and the woman who found the tag in her field mailed it to him. When asked about getting something back that had been lost for almost 70 years, Mann said, “Any (doubting) thoughts I had disappeared immediately when I had the dog tag in my hand. In 69 years, that field has been ploughed, tilled, planted. How many times did they turn that ground over and over again preparing it to grow? For my dog tag to show up after all that time, I consider that remarkable.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Dog Tag Returned To US Veteran After 69 Years, http://www.oddnews.org/77-odd-news/2607-dog-tag-returned-to-us-veteran-after-69-years.html, Accessed June 6, 2013.
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