60 Years Later, Army Private's Letter Arrives

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Pvt. Bob Rodgers wrote his wife one night from Fort Campbell, Ky. He said all he did was "shine boots, shine boots and shine more boots and brass and more brass." Sixty years later, the postal service delivered that letter to Jean Rodgers. An Indiana postmaster says she has no idea why it took so long.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Sixty years ago, Pvt. Bob Rodgers arrived at Fort Campbell, Ky., for training. He wrote his wife a letter. He said all he did was, quote, "shine boots, shine boots and shine more boots - and brass and more brass."

Sixty years later, the Postal Service finally delivered that letter to Jean Rodgers. A postmaster says she has no idea why it took so long. But the postmaster adds the important part of it is, it did get delivered.

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