Today we share a pre-Veterans Day tribute to our Veterans and those whose serve in all our armed forces. When American soldier RC Kneeskern was deployed in WWII, he spent a month in an encampment in rural Pembrokeshire, Wales before being sent to France. After the war, he returned home to marry the love of his life and start a family—but not before losing something meaningful.
Half a century later, Jack Tree, a Welsch metal detective and self-dubbed “interested amateur” digs up that something: a silver ID bracelet six inches below the earth. The inscription: RC Kneeskern. Love Shirley 12-25-43.
In this Monica Rich Kosann original video, we meet Jack Tree and learn how he discovered the bracelet, as well as how the item touchingly makes its way back to its original owner’s descendants in Syracuse, New York. Watch this journey that is equal parts nostalgic and romantic and share in one family’s circle of memories.