WYOMING — After 70 years, a class ring has been returned to its owner after the love of her life lost it, and his own life, in World War II.
According to WKOW, 94-year-old Betty McAleenan was reunited with her high school jewel after it was found in New Guinea, amid the wreckage of the plane crash that killed her husband.
Betty had given the ring to Lt. Col. Robert Fisk, of the Wyoming National Guard, when he was deployed during WWII.
The ring, and Robert, made it through 38 successful missions over the South Pacific, but were both lost during the 39th.
It took more than 40 years for the soldier’s remains to make it home, but Betty says with the memento of their love back in her hands, she finally has some closure.