If something sounds too good to be true it probably is, unless your dad fought in World War II and the producers of the TV program War Junk found something that belonged to him.
That's what happened earlier this year to Drumheller twin sisters Joy McKee and Joan Snyder, who were flown to Holland, then taken to an old battlefield where their father served his country.
"When you walk across the forest floor there's shrapnel and shell casings, all kinds of rusted metal and such in this Reichswald Forest," recalled 77 year old Joy McKee, whose father Frederick Bermingham was a major with the Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. "It turned out to be a mess kit -- we would call it a lunchbox - and it had our dad's name scratched on the bottom."
The kit had been found by a 22 year old Dutch treasure hunter and war historian, who accompanied the sisters to the spot where he found it.
"This young man had this mess kit in his backpack and when we got to the designated spot he unloaded it from his backpack and gave it to Joan and I," McKee recounted. "It's in two pieces, a top and a bottom, so we could each hold a piece right away."
"It was a strange feeling: it was sort of like he was right there, like we stepped back into that historical period," she added. "We were so fortunate to be able to go on this trip and stand there right where he had been."
The War Junk episode with Joy McKee and Joan Snyder airs on the History Channel tonight, November 10. Check your TV guide for the correct time.