Help us find an owner for this World War II letter

Posted 8/29/13

We received an unusual package in the mail recently, from a reader in Florida. Patricia Cox mailed us a letter, written April 23, 1945, from a soldier overseas to his buddy back home in Bristol. The letter was written by Joseph Machado Jr., who was …

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