Woman returns lost Marine Corps ring to its owner thanks to social media

Posted at 11:15 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 14:15:17-04

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (WFTS) - A woman who found a Marine Corps ring on a Florida beach over the weekend is thrilled she was able to locate its rightful owner only two days later.

Suzanne Rogers was vacationing in Florida when she found the ring on Sunday on Siesta Key Beach.

In hopes of returning the ring to its owner, who she believed was a Marine who graduated from Parris Island, South Carolina, on June 30, 2017, and was part of Platoon 1041, she shared photos of it across her social media accounts.

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Two days later -- with the help of more than 1,000 shares on her Facebook post -- Rogers and her husband met up with the ring's owner Jaime Andrade.

Rogers told ABC Action News that while treating Andrade to a beer and game of pool she learned that he was in the Reserves and a full-time surveyor.

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"Super sweet guy! He was originally supposed to graduate with Platoon 1041 on June 30, 2017, but actually graduated with Platoon 2050 on July 14, 2017, after getting hurt."

Rogers said she's thankful to everyone who shared her post and helped her return the ring with Andrade before her family left Florida.