Michigan man’s WWII dog tags discovered in France


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man’s World War II dog tags have been found in France more than seven decades after the war.

WOOD-TV reports that Texas manufacturer Garrett Metal Detector recently contacted Jan Siddall to tell her that someone using a metal detector discovered her father’s dog tags in France.

Siddall says the dog tags are a nice way to reconnect with her father, Rex Young, who died in 2006.

Young lost his dog tags sometime while serving in World War II as a U.S. Army radio operator in Europe.

Dog tags have important contact information on them in case a soldier is injured or killed.

The copper and nickel finish on Young’s tags has worn away, but the inscription is readable.


Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com