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VIDEO: Veteran Meets Woman Who Sent Him Christmas Letter During Vietnam War

December 06, 2018 | Mysti Jordan

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Maybe at some point, you’ve written a letter or a card to a stranger who is serving overseas. There are all kinds of services where you can do that now, and you honestly never know the impact a simple kind written word is going to have on someone.

John served in the Vietnam war as a helicopter sniper. He was 23 years old when he received a Christmas note from a little girl named Caye who had written him as part of a class assignment. It simply said, “Dear Serviceman, I want to give my sincere thanks for going over to war to fight for us. The class hopes you will be able to come home.”

John is 71 years old now, but that card still sits on a shelf in his home. It means the world to him.  And he recently asked his family if there was any way they could track Caye down so that he could meet her and thank her for that letter. He was disappointed when they told him they were unable to find her.

What John didn’t know was that they actually had located Caye, and they flew her from her home in Florida to Idaho to be able to meet John. He finally got the chance to hug her and tell her how much those words had meant to him all those years ago. Check out the heartwarming video below!

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