Veteran Meets The Girl Who Wrote Him The Letter That Helped Him Survive The Vietnam War.
John decided that he wanted to reach out to the little girl who touched his life in such an intense way.
John recruited the help of his family members, and the internet, and was started his search to locate the little girl. Well, she wasn't exactly a little girl anymore.
According to Karma Metzler Fitzgerald, she wasn't able to locate DonnaCaye, but she had something up her sleeve.
Karma did, in fact, locate DonnaCaye, but she wanted to surprise John by flying DonnaCaye out to Idaho to meet John. Would John be happy to meet DonnaCaye after so much time had passed?
DonnaCaye was more than excited to meet the man that she had written to 48 years ago.
She remembers that she took the school writing project very seriously. “I was amazed that I could have the opportunity to write to a serviceman and maybe make his life a little simpler for a couple of minutes,” she remembered.
Even as a child DonnaCaye understood that the soldiers needed support from the people they were fighting for.
Luckily, after speaking to Karma, DonnaCaye agreed to fly to Idaho to meet John. After 48 years of waiting, he was finally going to meet the woman who was there for him in his desperate time of need.
After years of not knowing the stranger that helped him through the hardest time of his life, John was finally able to meet DonnaCaye.
After realizing that DonnaCaye was actually standing right in front of him, John immediately embraced the woman who gave him the strength that he needed to survive. DonnaCaye never expected that she would be remembered by the serviceman she wrote a letter to in the 6th grade, but after this, there's no mistaking that she would never be forgotten.
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