1039 users online (219 members and 820 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004

    Serviceman gets his wallet back, 40 yrs later

    A worker found a wallet that was stolen from a serviceman 43 years ago in a Pittsburgh bus station.

    Robert Gibson, who had been in the Air Force, got a call about the wallet Thursday from an Army captain in Pittsburgh.

    "Before he could even say a word, I said, 'You found my wallet,"' said Gibson, 70, of Linwood, N.C. "How it got where (it was found) I don't know. I haven't taken a shower in a bus station since."

    Gibson stopped in Pittsburgh while returning from serving almost a year and half in Germany as a staff sergeant repairing airplanes. He had decided to take a hot shower before boarding his bus to Clarksburg, W.Va., in 1962.

    LeRoy Fillmore, an asbestos removal technician, found the wallet Wednesday in the former Greyhound station, which is being demolished.
    "You will find some stuff, but nothing as interesting as this," Fillmore said.

    Fillmore found it near some pipes he was inspecting and clearing of asbestos
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    In heels
    Very cool story!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    He had an all-important baby picture and a Communist sighting report given to soldiers stationed in Germany during the Cold War in there too!


    $300 was a lot of money 43 years ago, so i bet it had to hurt to lose it, poor man.

    glad he wants it back for sentimental reasons, but i'd still be smarting from the loss of the money. unless he was a rich young chap, he must have needed it back then.

    Robert Gibson as he was back then

Similar Threads

  1. British ex-serviceman abandons Everest climb to save fellow climber
    By MelmothTheLost in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-03-2016, 07:43 AM
  2. 3 Sisters Have Babies on Back-to-Back-to-Back Days in St. Charles
    By aussiegran in forum News that makes you smile!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-13-2006, 10:53 AM