WWII veteran Willie Wilkins at a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey
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WWll veteran reunited with dog tag after nearly 70 years

10 May 2013 Last updated at 04:45 BST

An American World War ll veteran who lost his military dog tag in France nearly 70 years ago has finally been reunited with it.

The tag was found by a woman tending her garden in France 12 years ago.

Willie Wilkins, 90, was the guest of honour at a ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, to celebrate the 68th anniversary of VE Day, and was presented with his dog tag.

Laura Westbrook reports.