Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Stolen Wallet Returned -- After 56 Years

This is a great story. 56 years ago, back in 1951, Val Gregoire was robbed. His wallet was stolen. He was knocked unconscious. The thieves even took his pants.

56 years later, his pants are still missing, but Mr. Gregoire's widow has had the stolen wallet returned to her according to the Washington Post.

The wallet was discovered by a demolition worker at Boston's Paramount Theatre _ 56 years to the day Gregoire lost it.

"I was stunned," said Jeannette Gregoire, 75, of Lewiston, who got a call from Kathy Bagen, the worker's wife. "How could this have survived?"

There was no money in the wallet, but it contained Val's Navy ID, a copy of his Augusta birth certificate and more than a dozen photos. An Armed Forces Liberty Pass was dated "April 11, 1951," the same month and day Richard Bagen made his discovery.

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