Dog Tags Returned to WWII Vet


In August 1944, Willie Wilkins was an Army corporal fighting in the Allied invasion of southern France. A quartermaster, Wilkins was responsible for removing and identifying the bodies of fallen American servicemen and having them buried or transported back to the United States.At some point during the invasion, Willie Wilkins's silver dog tag slipped off his neck. It's unclear how it happened, but 69 years later, that dog tag found the 90 year old Veteran.


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