SWFL woman returns long lost WW II Army jacket

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SANFORD, Fla. — A World War II Army jacket was returned to its rightful owner by a Fort Myers woman on Tuesday after being in storage for decades.

Kathy Bold’s father wore the jacket home from war and was tucked away until Veteran’s Day when she discovered the jacket had another man’s name on it.

“I was really disappointed when I first saw it and it wasn’t my dad’s,” Bold said. “I was in shock.”

After some investigating, Bold contacted Noma Prescott, whose late husband, Dewey Prescott, owned the jacket.

“It felt really good to hug her, almost like it was family,” Bold said.

The two met over coffee and shared memories of their loved ones.

“To think that someone cared enough to want to get this jacket back to his family,” Prescott said. “That touched my heart.”

Another name was also found in the jacket. If anyone has information on an “R. McDonald,” contact WINK News.

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