World War II soldier's bracelet to be returned to daughter in Snyder County
Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division travel a snow-covered fire break in the woods as they move forward in the Ardennes region in Belgium, on January 28, 1945. (AP Photo)
(Middleburg) — A bracelet that belonged to a soldier from the killed during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II will be returned to his daughter.
An off-duty detective using a metal detector in Wales discovered the silver bracelet that contained Albert Coleman’s name and serial number.
Colin Murphy tells The Daily Item he used the information to trace Coleman to Snyder County.
The county historical society says Coleman got married after high school and he and his wife had a daughter. Board member Esther Klinger says the daughter was 18 months old when Coleman was killed on Jan. 17, 1945. He was buried in Pennsylvania.
Coleman’s unit had been stationed in Wales before shipping off.
The bracelet will be presented to his daughter, Nancy Shilling, during a ceremony at the society’s headquarters on Sunday.