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Willie Wilkins with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, GI GO Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous and French Consul-General Bertrand Lortholary (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Veteran Gets Back Dog Tags He Lost In World War II

The Newark native lost the dog tags while serving in the Army’s Quartermaster Graves Registration Units in August 1944 in Southern France, where his job was to retrieve the dead bodies of American soldiers.

05/08/2013

A photo of Francis McGuigan and his medals (credit: handout)

L.I. Man Says Thieves Stole His Grandfather’s Purple Heart, Dog Tags

“Just bring it back — I don’t care who you are or what it was all about. Just, if you could, please just drop it off and, you know, and I’ll chuck it off as a loss,” James McGuigan said.

11/01/2011

Long-Lost Dog Tags Returned To Conn. Veteran

A Connecticut veteran has gotten his U.S. Marines dog tags back, almost 50 years after losing them on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

11/13/2010