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(KOLO TV Reno)   Detective spends his off duty time for years searching for the family of a serviceman lost during WW2 just to reunite them with the suitcase full of letters he sent them   (kolotv.com) divider line 24
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2014-02-17 11:01:50 AM
Darned dust
 
2014-02-17 11:03:07 AM
Damn allergies
 
2014-02-17 11:03:46 AM
It's just like old fashioned NSA work if you asked me.
 
2014-02-17 11:10:57 AM
All this dust! Somebody wave off the helicopter!!
 
2014-02-17 11:12:01 AM
I would have liked the story more if in that stack of letters the soldier broke down and told his wife he had met a hot French chick and after the war he was not coming home. As the family gathered in N.C. for the reunion and read the letters one by one, it would have been awesome when they got to that one.
 
2014-02-17 11:18:46 AM
Walken in 3..2..1
 
2014-02-17 11:23:35 AM

99.998er: I would have liked the story more if in that stack of letters the soldier broke down and told his wife he had met a hot French chick and after the war he was not coming home. As the family gathered in N.C. for the reunion and read the letters one by one, it would have been awesome when they got to that one.


That wouldn't be the worst thing that was ever in a GI's letters home.

Back then, you could stick a stamp on anything; as long as the postage was right, it would get home.

/ Then, you've got the ladies back home sending naughty photos to their guy. Can you imagine if they happened on a photo of a very naked nanna?
 
2014-02-17 11:27:52 AM
Detective spends his off duty time for years searching for the family of a serviceman lost during WW2 just to reunite them with the suitcase full of letters he sent them

So he googled them?
 
2014-02-17 11:29:09 AM
Anyone else get the odd sensation that the family really doesn't care that much?

The wife died in 1987 and there wasn't a comment from any of the family.  I get the sensation that "moderate curiosity" covers their emotions on the situation.  I also find it creepy that this guy is "now considered a member of the family" when I don't see a single quote from the family.  Almost as though this guy just said that himself.  Unsolicited.  And also called the press to announce that the family was excited.
 
2014-02-17 11:37:56 AM
Why was the detective sending letters to that family?
 
2014-02-17 11:38:32 AM
SAMPSONITE! I was WAYYY off!
 
2014-02-17 11:46:31 AM

jaytkay: Why was the detective sending letters to that family?

 
2014-02-17 11:54:30 AM
I suspect the issue with the story isn't that the family doesn't care, but rather the "invetigatory journalist" didn't bother to track down the family for comment.
 
2014-02-17 12:16:55 PM
There is no dust, there are no allergies, and no chick on the internet is going to think you're sensitive because of it.
 
2014-02-17 12:25:16 PM

trappedspirit: Detective spends his off duty time for years searching for the family of a serviceman lost during WW2 just to reunite them with the suitcase full of letters he sent them

So he googled them?


Zackley. FOUR YEARS to find someone with letters showing names, addresses, and family details? Somebody sucks at being a detective.

And if the widow shoved them in an unpaid storage locker then they weren't valuable to the family after all. Sad. I do hope the survivors are happy but this isn't a feel good story. It's a story of life and death and a really bad detective.
 
2014-02-17 12:36:39 PM
Wouldn't it have been kinder to look for the serviceman if he's been lost all this time?  He must be kind of lonely by now.
 
2014-02-17 12:39:30 PM
WHO farkING TRANSCRIBES THESE THINGS?

Jesus, what a crappy article.
 
2014-02-17 12:41:07 PM
Late Maj Lamont Haas is as much a hero as late Maj Glenn Miller, & all others so unfairly lost   Such a pity it's been so long no one cares any more ...  could shed retrospective tear for all such, but would weep for next 5 years minimum.  snifmay have to do for now ...
 
2014-02-17 12:46:23 PM
Wouldn't it be great if wars could be fought just by the assholes who started them?

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2014-02-17 01:10:16 PM

Thelyphthoric: I suspect the issue with the story isn't that the family doesn't care, but rather the "invetigatory journalist" didn't bother to track down the family for comment.


The article says the brother of the GI long ago lost contact with the family.
 
2014-02-17 01:17:59 PM

Prof. Frink: Thelyphthoric: I suspect the issue with the story isn't that the family doesn't care, but rather the "invetigatory journalist" didn't bother to track down the family for comment.

The article says the brother of the GI long ago lost contact with the family.


If only the "detective" had had modern day tools available to him when he began the search about this ancient riddle.  Oh, wait, right, he began the search in 2009.  And it still took four years.

/deadhorseflog
 
2014-02-17 02:16:20 PM

iheartscotch: 99.998er: I would have liked the story more if in that stack of letters the soldier broke down and told his wife he had met a hot French chick and after the war he was not coming home. As the family gathered in N.C. for the reunion and read the letters one by one, it would have been awesome when they got to that one.

That wouldn't be the worst thing that was ever in a GI's letters home.

Back then, you could stick a stamp on anything; as long as the postage was right, it would get home.

/ Then, you've got the ladies back home sending naughty photos to their guy. Can you imagine if they happened on a photo of a very naked nanna?


Call me weird but, while I wouldn't fap to it, I would think it was great. So nice to know they were enough in love to do that kind of thing.
 
2014-02-17 02:30:16 PM

notatrollorami: iheartscotch: 99.998er: I would have liked the story more if in that stack of letters the soldier broke down and told his wife he had met a hot French chick and after the war he was not coming home. As the family gathered in N.C. for the reunion and read the letters one by one, it would have been awesome when they got to that one.

That wouldn't be the worst thing that was ever in a GI's letters home.

Back then, you could stick a stamp on anything; as long as the postage was right, it would get home.

/ Then, you've got the ladies back home sending naughty photos to their guy. Can you imagine if they happened on a photo of a very naked nanna?

Call me weird but, while I wouldn't fap to it, I would think it was great. So nice to know they were enough in love to do that kind of thing.


Then allow me to introduce myself: Prof. Fink, stunt-double fapper, at your service. "Unlike the draft, I'm not selective in my service."
 
2014-02-17 09:18:05 PM
Don't we have time-traveling mailboxes for this crap?
 
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