GOOD NEWS Fallen WWII Hero's Dog Tag to Be Returned to Family
More than 70 years after his death in World War II, the rare dog tag of an American hero will finally be returned to his family.
A historian has found Thomas Davis’ ID in a field in Saipan, the Pacific Island where the Army soldier fought in 1944.
Davis earned the Silver Star that year for risking his life to save a wounded comrade, “at a time when the American front was undergoing brutal Japanese artillery and mortar fire,” according to wartime records.
The following year, he was shot and killed by a Japanese sniper – again while helping a wounded soldier.
Davis’ dog tag will now be returned to his family in Ohio, including a nephew who was named after him.