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World War II vet reunited with love letter 72 years later

AP
Published : May 11, 2017, 7:15 pm IST
Updated : May 11, 2017, 7:15 pm IST

Melissa Fahy and her father were renovating her Westfield home when they found the letter in a gap under the stairs.

 It was postmarked May 1945 and written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen (Photo: Pixabay) (Representational Image)
  It was postmarked May 1945 and written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen (Photo: Pixabay) (Representational Image)

Westfield, (New Jersey): A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home has reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written.

Melissa Fahy and her father were renovating her Westfield home when they found the letter in a gap under the stairs. It was postmarked May 1945 and written by a woman named Virginia to her husband, Rolf Christoffersen, who was a sailor in the Norwegian Navy.

 

Fahy tells WNBC-TV in New York she couldn't believe the love and admiration Virginia had for her husband.

She tracked down the couple's son in California, who read the letter to his 96-year-old father.

Virginia had died six years ago this weekend.

Fahy says, "I guess it's his wife coming back and making her memory alive again."

Tags: love letter, world war ii, melissa fahy
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