American Soldier's Dog Tag Found in Australia Coming Home | NECN
Connecticut

Connecticut

The latest news from around the state

American Soldier's Dog Tag Found in Australia Coming Home

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images

    A dog tag belonging to an American World War II veteran from Pennsylvania will soon be returned to his family in East Lyme, Connecticut. 

    An Australian woman wading in a reservoir in New South Wales actually found Angelo Calla's tag 18 years ago. 

    The woman, Tamara Heinjus, told The Day of New London he recently came across the tag again while cleaning and decided to do a little internet research. 

    She tracked down some family members last month and plans on returning the tag to Calla's niece, Christine Firman, of East Lyme. 

    Calla, of Johnsonburg, died in 1969. 

    How the tag ended up in Australia is a mystery. It was found in an area used by the military during the war, but there's no evidence Calla's unit was stationed there.