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Dog tag lost in World War I returned to soldier's son

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A dog tag lost during World War I by U.S. Army soldier Private Kent Potter is seen during a ceremony where it was presented to his son Dale in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, on Jan. 12, 2012.

Reuters reports from KANSAS CITY, MO

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A photograph of Kent Potter and other members of the U.S. Army's 134th Infantry Division, Company M, hangs in the Chase County Historical Museaum in Cottonwood Falls.

 Somehow, maybe in a struggle to remove his helmet, Kent Potter lost his dog tag on a French battlefield in World War I.

Private Potter, who worked on an Army supply train that consisted mostly of mules and horses, survived the war and returned home to Kansas without the tag, which remained buried for more than 90 years.

At a ceremony hosted in the small town of Cottonwood Falls on Thursday, however, the worn, round metal tag finally landed back with the Potter family thanks to the efforts of two Frenchmen.

"I'm amazed that these two people in France still remember and appreciate what the United States did for their country," said Dale Potter, 75, the son and only child of Private Potter. Read the full story.

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Dale Potter, center, shows off his father's dog tag after it was presented to him, as his wife Dixie and a member of the honor guard look on.