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Vietnam-Era Letters Find Their Way Back Home To Veteran's Widow

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News On 6 Reporter Rick Wells asked for help and viewers responded.

As a result, a tin full of letters from a mom to her son overseas is back home again.

Tulsan Charlene Roe got hold of a tin full of letters and other items belonging to a man named Floyd Candy.

After trying to find him, she called Rick thinking a story about the letters would help locate Candy or someone who knows him. 

11/28/2016 Related Story: Tulsa Woman Searches For Owner Of Vietnam-Era Letters, Postcards

After the story aired, the News On 6 received dozens of calls and emails saying Floyd Candy had died in 2014. 

But one call was from his widow, Cherry. She was afraid the letters had been lost forever.  

"You know what? God gave me a little bit of my husband back today," Cherry said when Rick showed up to give the letters to her.

"We had a house fire in 2000," she said of how the tin of letters was lost.

She said the tin was in a safe, but someone looted their home after the fire and stole it.

It's still unclear how the tin wound up hidden in the door of an old car but Cherry said it's home now. 

Cherry showed Rick a photo of her and Floyd on Mother's Day a few years ago. 

How did it wind up hidden in the door of an old car she said....who knows....but now it's home

"We'd been married 50 years, and I had 50 wonderful years," Cherry said. 

And now, something she thought she had lost forever is back where it belongs.

"This is a Christmas miracle," she said. "This is my miracle."

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