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Burke Schultz, a 1948 Perham High School graduate, lost his class ring in 1953 while at Fort Benning, Ga. More than 60 years later, it has been returned to him. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Lost and found: PHS grad's class ring returned after 61 years

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It was a call that came out of nowhere, but it is not one Burke Schultz is likely to forget any time soon.

“They asked me, ‘Did you happen to lose your class ring?’” Schultz said of the recent telephone call he got from the Perham High School office. “I said, ‘Yes… in 1953.’”


Schultz, a 1948 PHS graduate, was at Fort Benning, Ga., for a communications course while he was in the Army Reserves when he lost the ring.

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