VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The World War II dog tags of an American army private have been returned to relatives in the United States after mysteriously being discovered in a French attic.
Vandenberg Air Force Base officials say the tags were handed Thursday to airman Staff Sgt. Jason Riggs, whose great uncle survived combat and returned to the U.S. after WWII.
It's unclear how or why the dog tags belonging to Army Private first class James F. Courtney were lost.
Courtney served as a light truck driver during the Allied advance into German-occupied France following D-Day, on June 6, 1944.
A French bed and breakfast owner sent the tags to an American friend two years ago, and it took that much time to find Courtney's closest living relatives.