The first to take-off of the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942, is the last to land.
WWII Vet Tears up Reading Long-lost Love Letter
AURORA, Colo. - A World War II veteran was in tears after receiving a long-lost love letter he wrote to his future-wife when he was at war in Europe 70 years ago. A Westminster woman recently discovered the letter, dated 1945, tucked inside an old record she bought at a thrift store. The writer could have been anywhere in the world, but it turns out, he wasn't far away at all. "I was really surprised," said 90-year-old veteran Bill Moore from his assisted care facility in Aurora. "I had no way of knowing it would show up in the way it did, and it would actually reach me." He cried as he read the words he wrote so long ago to the woman, Bernadean Gibson, who became his wife of 63 years. "My darling, lovable, alluring, Bernadean," the letter begins. "I ran out of space, but I could have written a lot more adjectives describing you. You are so lovely, darling, that I often wonder how it is possible that you are mine. I'm really the luckiest guy in the world, you know. And you are the reason, Bernadean. Even your name sounds lovely to me."