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Lost Military Jacket Found On Post-Sandy NJ Beach

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A more-than-80-year-old military jacket found on the New Jersey Shore following Superstorm Sandy is back in the hands of its owner's widow in Virginia.
    
Donna Gugger of Holland, Pa., uncovered the ornate gray jacket while cleaning up storm debris along the shore.
    
Clues on the inside of the jacket led her to West Point and eventually to the family of the late Chester B. deGavre. The 1933 graduate served in combat in Europe and Korea and earned a Silver Star and the Legion of Merit with three oak-leaf clusters during his Army career.
    
Gugger drove to Virginia's Eastern Shore this week to deliver the jacket to deGavre's 98-year-old widow, Tita.
    
While details of the jacket's journey are a mystery, Gugger and the deGavre family are happy it's back in its rightful place.

 

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