When USPS delivered a letter written by her late husband during World W.a.r II to Angelina Gonsalves, she was overcome with emotions
His mother. As she thanked USPS, Angelina shared that Johnny was a wonderful partner, and that receiving his handwritten letter out of the blue made her feel as if he was with her now.
In 76 years, USPS found a letter written by a WWII soldier to his mother.
It is reported that the letter was written by Johnny Gonsalves and sent to his widow during the holiday season.
Johnny Gonsalves died in 2015 at the age of 92 and served in the US army as a sergeant in Germany at the young age of 22.
The letter was written 76 years ago, on December 6, 1945, three months after the w.a.r ended.
This was what it said:
Dear mom “I received another letter from you today and was glad to hear that everything is going well.
“As for myself, I am fine and getting along okay. However, the food is pretty lousy most of the time. Give my love to all your family members. Take care, love, and kisses to your son Johnny”
“I hope to see you soon.”
As fate would have it, the letter ended up with Johnny’s wife Angeline Gonsalves, his wife of 61 years, who shared the pictures with CBS.
When she received the letter, she said:
‘I still feel his presence,’ he was quite a guy. I loved him dearly. USPS contacted her and thanked her for finding her husband’s letter.
This is wonderful. And I feel like I have him here with me, you know?” “I love it. It’s wonderful. I can’t believe it’s all his words. It’s wonderful. After Johnny returned from the war, he married Angeline in 1953. They had five children together and lived a happy life.
According to her:
We had a good life together. I had a great life, really. It was great.”
When Johnny returned from the war, he worked in the electrical engineering field and graduated from Northeastern University.
For almost 30 years, he worked for Sylvania.
According to his obituary, Johnny was part of the fiber optics team that introduced fiber optics at the 1973 Super Bowl, which was “the very beginning of optics”.