Local woman returns WWII soldier's letters she found in attic
Updated: Monday, November 11 2013, 01:02 AM EST
SOMERSET, Pa.--A local woman discovered a piece of history after she recently bought a new home.
Kayla Borosky found letters from a World War II soldier dating back to 1942.
She was determined to find the descendants of the soldier.
"I read every letter and its remarkable. It's him telling his family he's OK, what he did, what they were trained in," Borosky said.
The letters were postmarked 1942 and addressed to his family in Hooversville.
Borosky doesn't know how the letters ended up at her home in Somerset, but she made it her mission to find the family of the soldier who wrote them.
"I don't know, I felt like my heart told me I had to give these back," she said.
Eventually she tracked down his nephew Melvin Berkey in Windber.
"I was really surprised to hear from her," Melvin Berkey said.
"I had no idea. We never thought about them because I never knew anything about them before," he added.
Borosky eventually hand-delivered the piece of Berkey family history.
"Really inspiring, I tell you, because there is so much history to it," Melvin Berkey said.
"It was neat because I felt like I knew him and I knew everyone they talked about," Borosky said.