EDDYSTONE, Pa. (CBS) — After 70 years, a Dutch army officer arrived in Delaware County Friday morning to return a St. James Catholic High School Class of 1946 ring belonging to a Delaware County Korean War veteran.
“Let me present you the ring of your uncle, Mr. Joseph Sullivan, a Korean War veteran, and I’m happy that I can bring it back to your family,” Groen said.
Despite pledging allegiance to different flags, Groen says American and Dutch veterans share a close bond, especially after World War II.
“You fought for our liberation so we think we should always do something for American veterans, so I’m very honored to be here,” Groen said.
The end of a ring’s journey is only the beginning of a lifelong friendship.