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Woman finds long-lost WWII and later dog tags on Alaska beach | Army Times

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Michaela Maloney discovered a small metal disk with writing on it on a beach in Alaska. The beach was located near a site where the military dumped gear into the ocean in World War II. After scrubbing and fixing up the tag, she was able to read “Melvin R. Herrod” and a number, 0546292. After searching through the National Archives website, she discovered a Melvin Herrod on Facebook, who happened to be the son of Melvin R. Herrod. Melvin was able to receive his father’s dog tag, and Michaela later discovered another dog tag that she was able to return to family members.

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2021/03/19/woman-finds-long-lost-wwii-and-later-dog-tags-on-alaska-beach/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+army-times%2Fnews%2Fyour-army+%28Army+Times+-+Arc+RSS+-+Your+Army%29

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