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Eligio Ramos of Madera recently was reunited with a wallet he lost while serving during World War II 70 years ago. An Austrian doctor found the wallet and was able to track it back to Ramos, who had completely forgotten about it. The wallet contained photographs of Ramos' family and other memories. Video: Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee/ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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Carmen George is a Bee features writer. Born in the Valley and raised in the Sierra foothills, she has always cared about this place and its people. She believes in the power of your stories.

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