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Aggie Ring Lost In World War II Returns To Family

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 November 26, 2019 9:47 AM updated: December 17, 2019 9:48 AM

Texas A&M University shares how the Aggie Ring that Eddie Verlander '43 lost 75 years ago has finally come back to his family. If you lose or find an Aggie Ring, you can report it to The Association: More inspiring stories:

In 1944, a young Texan soldier lost his Aggie Ring on the small, beautiful island of Morotai. More than 75 years later — through the allegiance of strongwilled farmers, the popularity of an Indonesian Youtuber and the power of social media — this long-ago lost ring finally is returned to Aggieland and to the Verlander family.


The Association works year-round to connect Aggies with recovered Aggie Rings, as well as protecting the integrity of the Aggie Ring, assisting former students with repairs and replacements, and overseeing the eligibility, order and delivery for more than 15,000 students each year. To support the Aggie Ring Program and other Association programs, visit



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