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Dutch man hopes to reunite hero’s dogtag with family

Pictured is Rico Peters, a Dutch man who found the World War II dogtag of a Great Bend native, and his son Daan. Peters wants to reunite the tag with the soldier’s family.

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KERKRADE, Holland–  After having been buried for decades in the forests surrounding a small Dutch city, a young man happened on a tiny piece of World War II history, a relic linking him with a community a half a world away – Great Bend.
Rico Peters is a 29-year-old carpenter-turned-ambulance driver with a deep passion for a war that, even after 70 years, scars the Dutch landscape and its older residents. This passion dates to his childhood and has prompted him to start a small museum honoring those he calls heroes.
It also led him to purchase a metal detector to ...

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