Dog Tag Reunion
OCTOBER 28, 2006 Listen to this Story
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Five years ago while on vacation in Vietnam, Swede and Martha Roskum bought 37 American GI dog tags for $20. Roskum, a vet, thought it was shameful that the tags were treated as trinkets. The couple has since been reuniting the tags with their owners, or with surviving family members. The 29th tag was presented this week to Larry M. Fields of Vermilion, Ohio. His father was killed in 1967, 40 days before his scheduled return home. Bill talks to Martha Roskum and also to Larry Fields, about these artifacts from the past.