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The marker that appears to be from the grave of Edward H. McCollum, a US Navy veteran with the rank of gunner's mate 2nd class / Photo contributed by Dalton Police Department

This story was updated at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, June 15.

UPDATE: The grave for the marker has been located, according to officials. 

Original story: 

The Dalton Police Department is in search of the family of a late World War II veteran after a community member found a marker that appears to be from his grave, according to a news release. 

The marker that appears to belong to U.S. Navy veteran Edward H. McCollum was found in the woods near Underwood Street and turned in to Dalton Police. 

The Whitfield Memorial Garden and West Hill Cemetery have no record of Mr. McCollum's grave, according to police. 

Anyone who can help locate the family of Mr. McCollum or assist the Dalton Police Department in returning the marker to his grave may contact Sergeant Matthew Lowery at 706-278-9085, extension 9-133.

The marker reads:

EDWARD H. McCOLLUM

GEORGIA

GM2 US NAVY

WORLD WAR II

FEB 16 1921   FEB 1 1971

 

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