SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Dog tags a U.S. soldier lost on a Massachusetts beach 70 years ago have been returned to his son at the same place.
Zachariah Fike (FYKE), head of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the military ID belonged to World War II veteran Cpl. William Benn, who lost them in 1939 at a coastal artillery placement on Salisbury Beach.
Metal detector enthusiast Bill Ladd found them after a storm last year.
Fike and Ladd gave the tags to William Benn of Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday afternoon.