Woman Receives Letter from Her Father 69 Years After He Was Killed in World War II

Pfc. John Eddington died in Italy in June 1944 and…

Pfc. John Eddington died in Italy in June 1944 and never had the chance to meet his daughter.

Peggy Eddington-Smith, 69, of Dayton, NV, received a letter that was written by her father in early 1944, along with his purple heart.

Eddington wrote the letter shortly before going overseas to fight in World War II.

The letter and Eddington’s purple heart were recovered by Donna Gregory of Arnold, Mo., in a family box of World War II memorabilia. For years, Gregory tried to find Peggy so that she could deliver Eddington’s heartfelt letter to his daughter.

Read more at http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/wwii-soldiers-letter-finally-makes-daughter-20331169.

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