Something no veteran would want to lose was likely gone forever until one kind Samaritan did her own detective work.
Several years ago, an Air Force Academy class ring was stolen from a veteran in Las Vegas. He says his home was broken into and the thief lifted a jewelry box. By far, the ring was the most precious thing in it.
The ring meant so much, his wife was just about to get him a replacement.
"All I needed to get was his ring size and I had just been putting it off just with other things going on, and lo and behold we get a phone call. Hey great, I didn't have to replace it," said Christine Stevens, the wife of ring's owner.
The ring turned up in a lost-and-found bin at a valley apartment complex when one of the employees decided to clean out a cluttered closet.
"I'm really happy that I was able to make one person happy," said Heather Sue Finley, the woman who found the ring.
Even though the ring has the owner's name engraved on it, it took Finley a while to find the rightful owner, but she knew she couldn't just quit.
"It's a military ring. My father, he was in the military, and so were my grandfathers, and I have his. I wouldn't want to lose my father's ring and I just knew the importance of it," Finley explained.
The finder and the owner have never met in person, but now they share a powerful bond.