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A dog tag's amazing journey

Marine's dog tag found on Saipan, returned to its owner in Massachusetts after over 60 years

By Ferdie de la Torre
Sunday, January 15, 2012

A U.S. Marine Corps identification tag, which was lost during Word War II and found in a yam field on Saipan in 1981, was flown from the island to Massachusetts where it was finally returned to its owner, veteran Richard Caldwell Urie, now 86, over the weekend.

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