A WWII Soldier’s Letter Was Delivered Nearly 80 Years After Being Written

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A World War II soldier's letter is finally being delivered, almost 80 years later.

The U.S. Postal Service said John Gonsalves wrote a letter to his mother that popped up at a processing and distribution facility in Pennsylvania last month. A search for the U.S. Army sergeant's family revealed that both he and his mother had passed away.

Gonsalves' widow Angelina was located in Massachusetts, receiving the 76-year-old letter written before they had even met. She said it felt "like I have him here with me." It is unknown where the letter had been, but it arrived at the facility about two months ago, becoming a top priority to get delivered.

The couple was married for 61 years and had five sons.

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