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Story transcript. Trace de Boer was refurbishing a bright blue Buick with his friends in Ashcroft, B. It was postmarked May 25,with a Royal Canadian Navy Mail stamp and the words "in active service" scrawled on the envelope in pen.
Inside was an old black and white photograph of six young men bundled in winter gear and enjoying tobacco and tea. De Boer's wife Stacey made it her mission to track down Nuttall or his next of kin and return the letter and photo.
She posted the letter and its contents to Facebook and reached out to the local Canadian Legion for help spreading the word. For months, there was radio silence — but three weeks ago, Nuttall's daughter came across the post and reached out to the de Boers.
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Her father is now 84 years old and living Thunder Bay, Ont. He received the old letter in the mail from de Boer this week and spoke with him for the first time in a t telephone interview with As It Happens on Friday. In fact, Morrison came over on Thursday to look at the letter and photo with Nuttall and his wife Nancy.
Morrison served in the Korean War and would have been stationed in Japan when he sent the letter.
Nuttall said he doesn't remember getting the letter and he barely recognizes his lifelong friend in the photograph. Nuttall said he was working as an apprentice mechanic when he bought it from the dealership where he worked. Nuttall said he and Nancy granted Morrison's request, setting him up with a young woman named Evelyn.
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