COLONIE, N.Y. — A long-lost World War II bracelet belonging to a veteran from New York has been returned to his family after being found along the Hudson River.

Michael Maggiulli (muh-JOO’-lee), the attorney for the upstate town of Colonie (kahl-uh-NEE’), tells the Times Union ( ) he recently found the sterling silver identification bracelet while using a metal detector on the river’s west bank near his suburban Albany home.

Such bracelets typically were given to WWII servicemen by their loved-ones.

The bracelet Maggiulli found bears the name and an eight-digit military service number that match that of Charles “Eddie” Beaudoin (boh-DOYN’, of nearby Troy. Beaudoin, who died in 2001, served with the Army’s 27th Infantry Division at Saipan, where he survived a severe head wound.

The newspaper helped Maggiulli track down Beaudoin’s son, who was given the bracelet Thursday.

Information from: Times Union,

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