It’s been 47 years since Mike Amalfitano lost his dog tags somewhere in the jungle of Vietnam, as he puts it. And out of the blue, he got a message from Missouri narcotics officer Nate Pinter, who said he had the long-lost tags.
"He's a World War II collector and he said he had this dog tag," Amalfitano explains. "My wife and I didn't know if it was a scam, the way things are today." But he gave his address to the stranger and says it felt like a present when he got them in the mail.
"You know I just wanted him to get it back really," says Pinter. And Amalfitano says when he got it, “it became a big deal” and brought back some memories. Now he plans to hold on to his dog tags and then pass them down to his grandson