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WWII widow gets back class ring, 70 years later

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Seventy years ago, Betty McAleenan sent her husband off to war with her high school class ring.

When Staff Sgt. Robery Greebull died in the Pacific, it was lost with him. That is, until this week.

McAleenan, 94, of Cheyenne, Wy., was reunited with the ring after it was found in New Guinea, amid the wreckage of the plane crash that killed her husband.

Greebull and the ring had made it through 38 successful missions over the South Pacific, but both lost during the 39th.

With the memento of their love in her hands, McAleenan said she finally has some closure.

[via WKOW-TV News]

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