US WW2 veteran reunited with his dog tag after it is discovered in French farmers field


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A long-forgotten US Army “dog tag” that spent 69 years in a farmer’s field in France is back in the hands of the New York veteran who lost it.

Irving Mann said he was sceptical when he received an email from a French woman, saying she had found the tag in her barley field and was looking for its owner.

The 88-year-old thought it might be a scam but any doubts disappeared when Sophie LaFollie sent it to him in the mail, just in time for Memorial Day in America. Mr Mann said he must have lost the pendant when his 90th Infantry Division stopped for a few days while fighting across Nazi-occupied France in 1944.