US vet recovers wallet lost 53 years ago in Antarctica

Washington (AFP) – A meteorologist in the US Navy was pleasantly surprised to recover a wallet he had lost — 53 years ago in Antarctica. Paul Grisham, 91, did not even remember losing the billfold when friendly strangers contacted him to return it via mail, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported this week. The lucky discovery was made during the 2014 demolition of the scientific base on Ross Island, where Grisham had been stationed as a weather forecaster from October 1967 to November 1968. The sailor’s wallet was hidden behind a locker and contained, among other things: his Navy identity card,…

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