WWII soldier's duffel bag returned 7 decades later

MERRILLVILLE, Indiana (AP) - A US man who served in France during World War II has been reunited with his Army duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.

William Kadar opened a carefully wrapped package on Tuesday to find the bag, still stenciled with his name and serial number.

The 92-year-old Kadar tells the Post-Tribune in Indiana that he last saw the bag in November 1944, a month before he was captured by the Germans.

His granddaughter says a 16-year-old French boy found the bag in his grandfather's house and tracked Kadar down. Arleen Haas says her family hopes to speak to the boy through Skype soon.

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