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Item Found: Unusual

Location: Illinois

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0284)


June 1st, 2012

Dear White's Electronics,

I am the local White's dealer in Chatham, Illinois and a member of the Collier Harrison Marine Corps League. This story is about a WWII Coast Guard dog tag I found with my White's V3 metal detector. I asked the SJR, the major newspaper in Springfield, if they would be interested in doing a story on the "hand off" at the League meeting which they agreed to. You can imagine my surprise when I opened the paper the next morning and saw the story on the front page, ABOVE THE FOLD! This is my story...

http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x586052907/Metal-detector-turns-up-bit-of-World-War-II-history

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