World War II New Jersey vet reunited with love letter 72 years later

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) – 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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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