World War II veteran reunited with bracelet he sold in Europe 73 years later – California News

World War II veteran reunited with bracelet he sold in Europe 73 years later – California News

In the heat of World War II, Charles Bernhardt was fighting to free the Netherlands from Nazi Germany. At that same time, Bernadine Smith was just a child, living in her family’s farmhouse that had been occupied by Nazi soldiers for five years until Allied forces arrived.

The two briefly crossed paths back then. And now, over seven decades later, Bernhardt and Smith’s family have been brought back together.

It’s all thanks to a bracelet, engraved with Bernhardt’s name and regimental number, according to Global News.

In 1944, Bernhardt first received the bracelet from a romantic interest in London.

Bernhardt, a Canadian, sold it at a farmhouse when fighting alongside Allied forces to end Nazi Germany’s occupation of the Netherlands, according to KVAL13.

But it wasn’t just any…

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