Missing wedding ring being returned to family of World War I vet

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Clifford Carlson shows wedding ring he found in 1994. (Clifford Carlson)

(FoxNews.com) - A wedding ring lost many years ago in Wisconsin is being returned to the family of a World War I doughboy.

Allen Dearborn gave the ring to Faith Bostwick on their wedding day in 1917. Days later, the 21-year-old Dearborn went to France where he saw combat with an Army artillery unit attached to the 42nd Rainbow Division.

Air Force vet Clifford Carlson, who served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971, found the ring nearly 22 years ago while mowing the lawn. On Thursday he showed the ring to three Dearborn family members at his home in Janesville.

“They were excited for me and that I want to give it back to the family,” Carlson, 66. told FoxNews.com Friday.

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