Greensboro, NC-- Dalton Williams, 14, found something very valuable and then went hunting for its rightful owner.
The IPod owner was a US soldier serving in Iraq. His IPod, which was either stolen or lost, ended up in Greensboro. Williams found what turned out to be a vault of military memories.
"My hand could barely fit down into the crack where the IPod was because it was so small," said Williams.
Williams found the IPod in a couch in a hospital waiting room. After recharging it, he and his dad did a little detective work.
Dalton's father, Tony Williams, said, "there were pictures of military helicopters. When I actually looked through the address book, there were names with ranks of people."
The IPod belonged to Ventrice Curtis, a soldier who was 6,000 miles away from Cone Hospital, serving in Iraq.
News 2 talked to Sgt. Curtis on the phone.
"It had a lot of music, had a lot of pictures, a lot of stuff on it that I had took while I was over in Iraq," Curtis said.
Sgt. Curtis shipped the IPod home, but what happened next, no one seems to be able to explain.
The IPod never made it to Louisiana. Somebody, and no one knows who, ended up with it inside Cone Hospital.
Williams sent it to Sgt. Curtis, along with a letter.
In the letter, he said he wrote, "I'm really glad that you decided to go over to Iraq and protect us and thank you for serving."
Turns out, after Williams shipped it to Sgt. Curtis, another IPod, a new one found its way under William's Christmas tree.
WFMY News 2