WWII veteran Willie Wilkins at a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey
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WWll veteran reunited with dog tag after nearly 70 years

An American World War ll veteran who lost his military dog tag in France nearly 70 years ago has finally been reunited with it.

The tag was found by a woman tending her garden in France 12 years ago.

Willie Wilkins, 90, was the guest of honour at a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, to celebrate the 68th anniversary of VE Day, and was presented with his dog tag.

Laura Westbrook reports.

  • 10 May 2013