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WWII vet gets duffel bag back after nearly 70 years

A WWII veteran from Indiana has his duffel bag back nearly 70-years after he lost it.

William Kadar was fighting the Germans in France in November of 1944 when he became separated from his trusty sack.

He was later captured by the Germans and forced to march across France and Germany until his POW camp was liberated in 1945.

Kadar’s granddaughter says a French teenager found the duffel bag and contacted her through the Texas military museum.

The granddaughter got the bag in the mail last week and gave it to Kadar Tuesday morning.


21 Comments to “WWII vet gets duffel bag back after nearly 70 years”

    dia said:
    January 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM


      mixmates said:
      January 8, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Writing everything in all caps does nothing for emphasis. Only teenagers pull that kind of childish stunt. YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED.

        James said:
        January 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM

        At least this teenager paid attention in grammar classes, unlike the editors of this website.

      Karen said:
      January 9, 2013 at 12:37 AM

      Thank you! I was just going to comment on this.

      I agree that this is beyond the pale for a supposedly legitimate news organization.

      LAR said:
      January 9, 2013 at 7:24 AM


    Tacmarine said:
    January 8, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Get a grip You grammer Nasi….

      Karen said:
      January 9, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Grammar "Nasi"? Cute. Or maybe not. (Poe's Law)

    Dan Theman said:
    January 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Much ado about nothing. A boy's teacher dame to the door and asked the young man, "Is your mother home?"
    "Nah," said the boy,"She ain't home."
    "Young man," asked the teacher, "Where is your grammar?"
    "She's in the kitchen bakin' cookies," was the reply

    Tira said:
    January 8, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Such a nice story, we lose so many of this generation every day, get over the grammar, spelling or anything else you choose to pick on and focus on the story!

    Karen said:
    January 9, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Bad grammar, spelling, editing, etc. NEVER enhance the content of one's message. They always detract from it because they make it look sloppy and unprofessional.

      HOLY ZOLI said:
      January 9, 2013 at 12:56 AM


    Sylvie said:
    January 9, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Not to mention the constant aggravation of putting up with the misuse of the word 'ensure'…on my dating site, if a man can't spell, I do not respond because I figure he's a dumbell…

      Henry said:
      January 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM

      Ha! I feel exactly the same way. Any woman who can't write a coherent profile or message will not get my attention, no matter what other attractions there may be.

      Henry said:
      January 9, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      And, by the way, "dumbbell" is generally spelled with an additional b.

    Jo Rossi said:
    January 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    ANYWAY……………back to the original story line! (you people need therapy) a very nice tale and what memories and stories he now has to tell his family.

      Henry said:
      January 9, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      Indeed, the story is nice. But it is truly scary how low the quality of modern journalism has become. Even sources such as the BBC and the Economist seem to have more and more errors every year. Too much reliance on spell-checkers instead of real copy editors, more than likely.

      One thing the story did not mention is where the bag has been in the interim, which would be interesting to know.

    Bob said:
    January 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Thank you for your service Mr. Kadar. I cannot even begin to imagine the memories that your recovery of the possessions once lost must have triggered. It is a most wondrous combination of time and events that has brought this about. Congratulations to all involved.

    ForTheVets said:
    January 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Why don't those of you who feel the need to be the online grammar police just watch the story! Be happy for a man who served and fought for his country so that you have the ability to act like a jerk in an online comment section! You might learn something.

    Mietek said:
    January 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Write to polish :
    Szukam żołnierza US Army II WS o nazwisku i numerze:
    Behling, Earl C. 36817755,
    Mam jego worek wojskowy z 1944 z Europy i chciałbym go przekazać właścicielowi lub rodzinie.
    Mój kontakt:
    Mietek, Poland,
    mail: mptols@gmail.com

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    February 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM

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