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Love Letter Delivered to World War II Vet After 72 Years

A love letter sent to a husband away at war was finally delivered after it was found in a New Jersey home being renovated. (Video via NBC New York)

By    |   Friday, 12 May 2017 05:44 AM

A wife's love letter to her husband during World War II was found in a New Jersey home being renovated and has been delivered to its owner 72 years after it was written.

The letter, which never reached its intended recipient and was returned to sender, had slipped into a crack beneath the attic stairs of the home in Westfield, New Jersey, home and was discovered by Melissa Fahy and her father Al Cook when they were renovating the home, NBC News reported.

Virginia Christoffersen wrote the letter to her husband Rolf when he was a soldier in the Norwegian navy in 1945, just before the war ended, NBC reported. Virginia was pregnant when the letter was written.

She wrote, “I love you Rolf, as I love the warm sun, and that is what you are to my life, the sun about which everything else revolves for me,” The Associated Press reported.

Fahy was touched by the warmth and love in the letter, she told NBC. “It was really sweet to see that long-distance love,” she said. She decided to try to find the couple and give them back the letter.

After a Facebook post to a Westerfield Moms group, she found their son Rolf, who lived in California, the AP reported.

The son was able to read the letter to his father, who is now 96. Virginia died on the same weekend six years before, the AP reported.

“In a way, I guess it’s his wife coming back and making her memory alive again,” Fahy said, the AP reported.

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A wife's love letter to her husband during World War II was found in a New Jersey home being renovated and has been delivered to its owner 72 years after it was written.
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