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Navy Seal hopes for return of ring lost along Veterans Day Parade route

By Staff | Nov 13, 2023
James Cousins, a Vietnam vet who served 33 years in the U.S. Navy, lost his custom Seals Team ring Saturday while throwing candy in the Veterans Day Parade along Cape Coral Parkway. The ring has great sentimental value and he's hoping for its return.
James Cousins' missing ring bears the Seal Trident on its top.

James Cousins, a U.S. Navy Seal who served in the Vietnam War, was riding on the DAV float Saturday, throwing candy and trinkets to the crowds cheering the Veterans Day Parade in Cape Coral. Unfortunately he tossed more than sweet treats and plastic necklaces — his Seal Team ring, now loose-fitting, flew off and landed somewhere along the parade route.

The 18-karat,

yellow gold ring he began wearing 25 years ago when he retired as a chief petty officer E-7 bears the Seal Trident and has great sentimental value to the 33-year career veteran. He’s hoping someone picked up the custom-designed ring lost along Cape Coral Parkway. Anyone who found the ring, or who may have any information, is asked to call the Cape Coral Police Department, 574-3223, or The Breeze, 574-1110, ext. 119.