WWII-era letter from Ala. gets delivered in Calif.

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Posted: Mar 02, 2011 12:31 PM
WWII-era letter from Ala. gets delivered in Calif.

A World War II-era letter addressed to a woman at a Red Cross hospital in California has been delivered nearly 70 years after its postmark in Alabama, but the mystery of the message remains.

The letter is addressed to Miss R.T. Fletcher, American Red Cross Station Hospital, Camp Roberts, Calif. That building was torn down years ago. Women who worked at the hospital were typically nurses or administrative clerks.

Camp Roberts was closed in 1970, so the letter was delivered to the Camp Roberts Historical Museum. Curator Gary McMaster says he hasn't opened the letter for privacy reasons.

The envelope is torn where the return address would be located, so it's not clear who sent it. But the tear reveals a handwritten letter inside.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com