Last Letter Sent by Soldier Killed in WWII Finds Its Way Home; Found by Neb. Man at Yard Sale

POOLE, Neb. Sep 14, 2005 It took more than 60 years, but the final letter of a soldier killed in World War II finally made it home.

Gary Mathis bought a box of old newspapers at a yard sale in Kansas, and discovered the letter inside a newspaper from 1915. The letter, with military markings from France, was postmarked March 6, 1944.

It was addressed to W.J. Krotz of nearby Poole, about 120 miles west of Lincoln.

.....Kisling said her only disappointment was that her parents never got the chance to see the letter.