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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Digging up a bit of history for soldiers' families
A GOWER man and his metal detector have unearthed a rare reminder of the area's military past.
When Ron Sanders heard a beep in his ear while carrying out his hobby in a field near Scurlage he had no idea he was about to find a link with two families more than 3,000 miles away.
The 62-year-old uncovered two dog tags which turned out to belong to a couple of American soldier who were stationed in the area during the Second World War.
Their unit was based in Gower in 1941 ahead of its role in the D-Day landings which were to liberate Europe and pave the way to ending the war.
Swansea Metal Detecting Club member Mr Sanders, who had permission from the landowner, said: "I knew this particular field was a World War Two American Army Camp in the weeks leading up to D-Day.
Posted by blogster at 16:10