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Missing Class Ring Turns Up 65 Years Later

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Missing Class Ring Turns Up 65 Years Later

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Missing Class Ring Turns Up 65 Years Later

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Richard Diedrich of Illinois lost his high school class ring in 1948. Sixty-five years later, Mike Geiger was using a metal detector in a Wisconsin lake when he found it. Diedrich can't believe he's got his ring again at age 82.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Richard Diedrich of Illinois lost his high school class ring in 1948. His girlfriend had been wearing it, but removed it to dissect a frog in biology class. It disappeared. Sixty-five years later, a guy name Mike Geiger was using a metal detector on a Wisconsin lake. He found the ring and contacted the school, looking for an alum with the initials RD. He says the first RD he reached wasn't friendly. The second can't believe he's got his ring again at age 82.

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