A New York woman is tearfully rejoicing at the recovery in Missouri of a U.S. flag that had draped the casket of her World War II veteran father in 1969.

Cathy Scoppo says the flag was stolen days after Memorial Day while she had it displayed at her family's campground near Wolcott, New York.

Willard, Missouri, police located the flag last week with the help of a teenager who had been staying at the campground at the time of the theft.

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