Vietnam Vet Gets Lost Dog Tags Back 47 Years Later

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

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