Veteran's WWII ring reunited with family after mistakenly given to resale shop

Posted at 12:38 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 13:38:22-05

STURGEON BAY, WI (WFRV/CNN) — A ring that belonged to a WWII veteran is back in the right hands after it was mistakenly donated.

A resale shop in Wisconsin recently put out a call for donations with links to WWII.

Denise Chenevert thought of her father who served from 1943 to 1945 and donated some items.

He passed away in 2000 and had never mentioned a ring signifying his service.

"He was like a lot of world war two vets, they don't talk a lot about it, they don't make a big deal out of it, and so I don't remember him having it," Chenevert said.

An employee happened to find the ring in a box destined for the trash.

She cleaned it up, revealing the ruptured duck ring which was awarded to individuals in the service that were honorably discharged.

The shop was able to track down the family and return it to them.

Employees at the shop say they wanted the piece of history to be back with the rightful owners.