Box of World War II-era photos and love letters finds its way home

Box Of World War II-Era Photos And Love Letters Finds Its Way Home

A box of documents detailing the life of Armando Custodio, a World War II veteran, lay languishing in an attic for years and years.

Until recently.

A concerned citizen found the trunk containing love letters to Custodio's wife, photographs, a ration book, naturalization papers and more—and turned it over to the Laurel Police Department in Maryland on November 9th.

The documents offer a glimpse into the life of a man who served aboard the yachts of both World War II-era presidents.

But the former Navy sailor wasn't all business. He also attended multiple dances put on by the Filipino Bluejackets.

After posting news of the discovery on Facebook, the police were able to locate his daughter and granddaughters.

Custodio's family plans to spend Thanksgiving immersed in his memory.

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