WWII vet weeps after letter he wrote to his love 70 years ago turns up

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Bill Moore served in Europe during World War II. Like many American soldiers, he wrote letters to his family and love letters to his girl.

Almost 70 years later, a love letter he wrote when he was a 20-year-old soldier was found in the sleeve of a record at a thrift shop.

“I was really surprised…I had no way of knowing it would show up in the way that it did,” Moore said.

Through the tears, Moore was able to laugh at his sweet choice of words to the woman he loved most in the world.

“My darling…lovable…lovely…Bernadine,” Moore read.

“I knew I wanted to marry her,” Moore said. “When you’re apart for that reason, not knowing if and when you’d ever see that person again, every chance you got to communicate was wonderful.”

Bill Moore enjoyed a fulfilling 63 years of marriage to Bernadine. She died five years ago.

“I loved her. She loved me. That’s all I can tell you, is that it’s a heartache not being with her all the time,” Moore said.

Moore is 90-years-old now and lives at an assisted care home for veterans.

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