Jim Wallace served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He stormed the beaches of Normandy and helped liberate France in 1944. In the process, he lost his dog tag. He survived the war and returned home, but never spoke much about it, according to his wife Catherine. He passed away in 1997.
Now, 70 years later, his dog tag has been found.
Francois Blaizot found Jim Wallace's dog tag near Utah beach in Normandy. He did some research to try to get it back to Wallace's family, and from there, it took off, with other people jumping in to help return it to its rightful owner. Eventually, it made its way to Wallace's widow, Catherine.
The dog tag came with a packet of sand from the beach, as well as a brief letter from Blaizot telling Catherine what a privilege it was to be able to honor her husband by returning the dog tag.
Learn more about this touching story in this video!