Two World War II-Era Letters Arrive Decades Late

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2011

An envelope thus addressed to a now-mysterious Miss Fletcher arrived at Camp Roberts last month, 67 years after an equally unknown correspondent dispatched it. The postmark reads Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 9, 1944. A small tear in the return-address corner reveals the contents — a handwritten letter — but dashes hopes of identifying the sender. The back flap is sealed with tape.

Gary McMaster, curator of the Camp Roberts Historical Museum and current holder of the letter, has left the tape in place out of respect for the privacy of Miss Fletcher and her pen pal.

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