Magazine article The New American

Firefighter and Wife "Rescue" Ring

Magazine article The New American

Firefighter and Wife "Rescue" Ring

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John Kilcooley is a lieutenant with the Boynton Beach, Florida, Fire Rescue unit, but he and his wife, Una, recently were recognized for a "rescue" that had nothing to do with a life-threatening emergency.

The story began when the Kilcooleys decided to remodel their bathroom and discovered a three-carat diamond ring hidden behind a light fixture. The couple initially were pretty nonchalant about their find. "We didn't think too much of it," Mr. Kilcooley told the Palm Beach Post. But after learning of the ring's value from a local jeweler, they decided to track down the previous owners of their home, Bill and Marlene Kiraly.

Una Kilcooley reached Marlene Kiraly by phone and asked her if she had ever lost anything while living at her old house. Mrs. Kiraly then told Una that she had lost her deceased mother's ring. She had asked her husband to hide the ring her mother had given her just before she died 23 years ago. …

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