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After 6 Decades, Missing Soldier's Dog Tags Brings Him Home | Ohio News Network (ONN)

There are 17 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jun 9, 2011, titled After 6 Decades, Missing Soldier's Dog Tags Brings Him Home | Ohio News Network (ONN). In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A farmer in France stumbled upon a soldier's dog tags from WWII in a forest in 2006.

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Chillicothe, OH

#2 Jun 10, 2011
This is such a uplifting story that there are still people around that care of other humans. God rest your soul Donald Owens, you can not go to rest in peace. I do hope they can find some information on the other two men.

Chillicothe, OH

#3 Jun 10, 2011
CORRECTION - "You can NOW go to rest in peace." Sorry to all of you proofreaders!!!!!

United States

#4 Jun 10, 2011
This is really a touching story. I am happy that the family can finally find some peace.

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 10, 2011
welcome home.
Ford Girl

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jun 10, 2011
I'm glad to hear theres some hope left in the world for good, decent acts of kindness.
Country Girl

Nelsonville, OH

#7 Jun 10, 2011
This is truly an amazing story!!! Gave me goose bumps and tears to my eyes!!
not forgotten

Sugar Grove, OH

#8 Jun 10, 2011
You were not forgotten, RIP.
Great that people worked so hard and did research to get him home.
Tethered to the SWCSD

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jun 10, 2011
Very touching. RIP soldier Owens.

Millersport, OH

#10 Jun 10, 2011
that is so cooooool
Buckeye Girl

United States

#11 Jun 11, 2011
Awesome story!!! God Bless all involved
Just sayin

Columbus, OH

#12 Jun 11, 2011
Welcome home!

Saint-max, France

#13 Jun 11, 2011
je suis la personne qui a trouvé ces soldats disparus ,j'ai fait le serment de les ramener a la maison,aidé du JPAC j'ai réussi,je remercié Myra Stone et Bennis,ainsi que mon ami Jean de m'avoir aidé a réalisé ce rêve qui restera a jamais dans mon coeur
merci a tous

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jun 11, 2011
Private Owens' dogtags weren't found first but later after JPAC went to the site to recover the remains. Mr. Gerard Louis discovered the ID bracelet of Corp. Judge C. Hellums, my uncle, first in 2003 that lead to the discoverery of the Hellums family who visited the site in Sept. of 2006 when JPAC was working the site. The silver bracelet had been a gift to Judge from his finance, Martha, before heading overseas. From this find, the remains and dogtags of the other two men who were killed in that tank in 1944 with Judge were recovered. Judge was brought back home and laid to rest in North Mississippi last Oct. 9, 66 years to the day of his death. Our family is very thankful to Mr. Louis, along with Roland Prieur, Jérôme Leclerc, and Edouard Reniere who all played an important role in locating the families and bringing closure after all these years.

Swanton, OH

#15 Jun 11, 2011
Glad they were able to bring him home! This is a case of "doing what you hope others would do for you" and a family finally has answers about their loved one because of it. Hopefully someday the other 2 men who were with him can be identified too so their families can have closure as well.

Thank you to those involved & may God bless you!

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#16 Jun 11, 2011
So glad to hear he and the two others will be coming home, finally. R.I.P.

Toulouse, France

#17 Jun 12, 2011
3 people have been forgotten to thank, of paramount importance and without them this story would never have existed
Mr. JCPignon the reporter who wrote at the request of Mr. Louis's first story. Ms. Rivet (France) and Mrs. Smith (Illinois) for their research

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 1, 2011
what a sad, but sweet story! There really are good people in this world!

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