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Mon March 18, 2013
60 Years Later, Army Private's Letter Arrives
Originally published on Mon March 18, 2013 12:38 pm
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.
Sixty years ago, Pvt. Bob Rodgers arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for training. He wrote his wife a letter. He said all he did was, quote, "shine boots, shine boots and shine more boots - and brass and more brass."
Sixty years later, the Postal Service finally delivered that letter to Jean Rodgers. A postmaster says she has no idea why it took so long. But the postmaster adds the important part of it is, it did get delivered.
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