The Last Ring Home

About This Episode

The Last Ring Home is a loving tribute to U.S. Navy officer and hero Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Minter Dial by his grandson Minter Dial II. After two and a half years of imprisonment by the Japanese in the Philippines, Lt. Commander Dial's dying wish was to have his 1932 Annapolis Naval Academy ring returned to his wife; but the ring never made it home.

Eighteen years later, it was then found in the most improbable of circumstances in Korea, only to disappear again in 1967 after it was stolen from the home of Victor Dial (Lt. Commander Dial's son) while he and his wife slept in their suburban Paris home. After 25 years of research and 130 interviews with his grandparents’ peers, Minter Dial II embarks on a remarkable journey to discover more about his grandparents and bring healing to his father. The film uncovers the mystery of how the ring was lost and found, and reveals the lasting legacy it had on all those it touched.