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WWI love letters found in southern Indiana attic

Apr. 17, 2014 - 11:13AM   |  
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JASPER, IND. — Love letters from a World War I soldier to his sweetheart have been found stuffed in the attic wall of a southern Indiana home.

An electrician pulled the yellowed letters from inside insulation while doing remodeling work in the Jasper home of Phil Mathies.

The letters dated July 1918 were from Clement Berger to his future wife, Mary Borho, while he was preparing for deployment in World War I. Phil Mathies’ sister, Barbara Schrader, tells WFIE-TV the letters show how much Berger wanted to be home while knowing he had his military obligation.

They were able to track down relatives of the couple who still live in Jasper.

Nancy Teder says the letters written by her uncle are an amazing find and will be given to the couple’s grandchildren.

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