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

  • Dan Theman

    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

    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

    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.

  • Sylvie

    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…

  • Jo Rossi

    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

      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

    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

    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

    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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