WWII Veteran Reunited With Dog Tags 67 Years Later - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

WWII Veteran Reunited With Dog Tags 67 Years Later

Posted: Updated:

A World War II veteran lives to see a day he never thought would come.

"It felt like I was picking up an old jewel that I had missed. I actually fell down and cried," he says.

On Wednesday, 92-year-old Jahue Munday met with the couple who found his dog tags. His tags had been missing for 67 years.

"I said, 'that is it.' Then I just fell on my knees and cried," Mundy recalls.

The couple found the tags while digging in the garden of their backyard in Mooreland, Indiana.

Munday served four years in the marine corps. He spent time in Iwo Jima and Okinawa, before being shipped to China. He says he his tags were lost in China.

"I had been sending silk stuff to my wife," says Mundy. "The only thing I can think of is that dog tag got [lost] in one of them packages."

Mundy earned a purple heart during his time in service. His son, Mike, keeps it at his home.

"I just think he will take care of them and I could lose them pretty easily at my age. It is the best thing to do," says Mundy.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
  • September Sizzle

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:49 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

    Wednesday (90/74): Sun/Clouds

     

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

     

     

  • How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    How Young Is Too Young To Fly Alone?

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:43:52 GMT

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

    Would you let your child fly alone? If that answer is "yes," big changes may be on the way for American Airlines. See why you could be paying big bucks for your child's next trip.

Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices