- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

STEPHENSON, Va. (AP) - A Winchester man with a metal-detecting hobby is trying to return 60-year-old dog tags to the late owner’s family.

Charlie Greathouse tells the Winchester Star (https://bit.ly/1W9BjyT) he found the U.S. Navy dog tags of Telfair Horton Bowles, who died in 1956 at age 30. He says he found the tags in the ground while metal detecting Saturday evening in east Stephenson.

Through some research, Greathouse says he learned Bowles was living in Winchester and was 14 at the time of the 1940 census. He’s buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and his headstone identifies him as a World War II and Korean War veteran.

If Greathouse can’t find a family member to return the dog tags to, he hopes to put it on Bowles’ headstone or have it buried by him.


Information from: The Winchester Star, https://www.winchesterstar.com

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