BOSTON (CBS) — A veteran has recovered a priceless treasure lost for half a century in Boston, thanks to a snowstorm and some thoughtful construction workers.
Patrick Slominski was serving in the Navy in the winter of 1969 when he lost his military ID in Boston Harbor. He never returned to the city and now lives in Michigan.READ MORE: LOOK: Firefighters Practice Rescues Atop Canobie Lake Park Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheel
The military ID washed up at a construction site a few weeks ago when parts of Boston flooded.READ MORE: Adam Haddad, Local Auto Body Shop Owner, Sentenced For Damaging Cars To Collect More Insurance Money
Workers found the ID and mailed it to Slominski.
“I think that was very nice of them,” the veteran said. “I’d like to sit them down at the bar and buy them each a drink.”MORE NEWS: Elton John's Farewell Tour Coming To Gillette Stadium In 2022
The workers also mailed a sign to Slominski thanking him for his service.