The identification tag of an Ohio soldier who fought in Italy during World War II has been found there and returned to his 95-year-old widow.
The dog tag of Mike Baranek of Akron was spotted in April in a suburb southeast of Rome by a gardener and her friend.
The gardeners searched the Internet for clues about Baranek and connected with the historian for his 509th Parachute Infantry unit.
Records show he received a Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross and Bronze Stars.
Baranek died at age 64 in 1980.
He was living in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls.
The Akron Beacon Journal says his widow plans to send the dog tag to a granddaughter as a treasured family memento to have as she gets breast cancer treatment in Niagara Falls, Ontario.