A 97-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Bismarck has been reunited with a dog tag he lost in Papua New Guinea while serving in World War II.
A stranger found Ed Boger’s dirty, rusted dog tag about five years ago while digging a hole for a school flagpole in Lemieng, Papua New Guinea, The Bismarck Tribune reported. Kenneth Muo knew that only American soldiers wore dog tags and, armed with information on the tag including Boger’s hometown and mother’s name, he determined to return it to its rightful owner.
Boger was deployed on his 21st birthday in October 1942. He fought with the 112th Cavalry Regiment of the Texas Army National Guard and spent more than three years in the Pacific. He was discharged from the military after the war ended in 1945.