Family returns found dog tags to veteran's relatives

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Posted: May 26, 2015 2:45 PM

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Basil Robinson's relatives have his military dog tags back after a family found them in a dumpster while searching for scrap metal.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1SABWz1) Robinson moved in 2010 to be closer to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque. The former hospital corpsman put most of his belongings, including the dog tags and several medals, into two storage lockers, which were broken into and cleared out.

Venus, James and Tina Wooddell posted a picture of the tags to Facebook on Saturday and returned them to Robinson's father, Jim, a day later.

The family says Robinson died in 2014 because of heart complications related to his service in Operation Desert Storm.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com