A Grand Prairie man's 1950s-era dog tag turned up in Germany. Can you help find him?

The mystery begins with a single clue — an old U.S. Army dog tag. Its edges are jagged with age, and the metal is dinged in places. But the name in...

August 9, 2022
4:48 AM

The mystery begins with a single clue — an old U.S. Army dog tag. Its edges are jagged with age, and the metal is dinged in places. But the name inscribed on the tag is still clear: Walter E. Simpson. Someone found the tag a year ago in a small town in Bavaria, Germany and sent it to Iain Walker, who lives near Albany, New York. Walker runs Get it Home United, a nonprofit that seeks to return lost dog tags, military bracelets and old letters to families of service members. As an amateur historian, Walker launched Get it Home after he tracked down the spot where his grandfather's airplane crashed in Germany during World War II.

Sarah Bahari