Slow in coming but 76 years later, Sgt. John Gonsalves’ letter addressed to his mother finally arrived for the rest of his family to see. The letter, which he wrote back on December 6, 1945 while stationed in Germany after World War II, was supposed to be sent to his mother’s house in Woburn, Massachusetts, but it got lost on the way. It was not until last year that his letter was finally found at a U.S. Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh. Workers there vowed to track down the Gonsalves family and finally deliver the letter. Although Gonsalves died in 2015, USPS were able to find his 89-year-old widow, Angelina Gonsalves, and gave her the letter around Christmas, which was one of Gonsavles’ favorite times of year.

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