A letter postmarked in 1944 that mysteriously arrived in the mail at Camp Roberts last month is now on its way to the person intended to receive it decades ago.
The letter was addressed to “Miss R. T. Fletcher, American Red Cross, Station Hospital, Camp Roberts, California.”
Those looking for the recipient or author were left with few clues.
A historical museum now stands where the station hospital once stood. And the return address portion of the envelope had been torn. The abbreviation “Ala.” was all that remained.
The U.S. Post Office in San Miguel gave the World War II-era letter to Camp Roberts Historical Museum Director and Curator Gary McMaster.
McMaster reached out to the media, and the story made international headlines.
After weeks of searching, McMaster was contacted by Fletcher’s daughter, whose name was not disclosed, after reading the news reports. Her mother is now 90 years old.
McMaster said he mailed her the letter, still unread, Monday at the U.S. Post Office in San Miguel.
“I hope it makes it this time,” McMaster joked.
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