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The widow of an American soldier deployed in Germany in 1945 receives a letter from him 76 years later – LCI

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Jan 14, 2022

HISTORY – 76 years later, a letter intended for the American soldier’s mother was delivered by the Postal Service to his widow in Massachusetts.

A surprise both happy and unhappy. Angelina Gonsalves, 89, received a surprising letter in December. A letter sent by her husband 76 years ago while deployed in Europe during World War II. US soldier John Gonsalves, then 22 years old, had sent this letter from Germany on December 6, 1945 for his mother living in Massachusetts in the United States. Unfortunately, she did not arrive at her destination and remained in a post office. An oversight now corrected.

“I was able to read it and it was wonderful”

The letter was delivered by the USPS (the United States Postal Service) to his widow. “I was able to read it and it was wonderful”, said Angelina Gonsalves on Wednesday January 12. The mail “is in very good condition, I can’t believe it”, adds his widow. John was recounting his life in Germany, talking about the bad weather and the bad food he ate, but also about his desire to be able to return to the United States.

“Dearest Mom, I got another letter from you today and I’m glad to hear that everything is fine. Everything is fine with me, but the food here is usually pretty bad. Lots of love and kisses from your son Johnny. Hope to see you again soon”, can we read in particular in the letter according to the washington post.

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A letter written when Angelina and John did not know each other yet. The couple married in 1953 and had five sons. In 2015 John passed away at the age of 92.

“It was a joy to see his face light up when reading his words”, Brian Gonsalves, one of Angelina and John’s children, told CNN. It’s something she will keep now.

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The Postal Service said it did not know exactly where the mail had gone for more than seven decades, since it arrived in downtown Pittsburgh in good condition six weeks ago. “Because of its age and its symbolic significance, the delivery of this letter was of the utmost importance to us”, wrote the American postal service, the US Postal, in a letter addressed to Angelina Gonsalves.

It was a strange feeling, like he was there, reading the letter to me.”, told his widow to the Washington Post. “I always liked the way he wrote his E’s”, she added, visibly very moved to discover this letter to her mother-in-law. “I smiled when I saw his superb handwriting”, she concludes.

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