For seven decades, Peggy Harris tried to get on with her life. She’d worked each and every day to get over the disappearance of her beloved husband, Billie.
Their love story began in 1944 when Peggy, who lived in Vernon, Texas, first met a 22-year-old Billie. Not long after they first met, the two lovebirds were married. A few weeks after their big day, however, Billie was shipped off to Europe to fight in the Second World War.
That was the last Peggy would ever hear from him. That is, until 70 years later, when she had a bittersweet breakthrough.
Billie never came home from Europe. In fact, he disappeared days after arriving to fight. Peggy was devastated, but she didn’t want to give up hope. With no confirmation of his death, she clung to the belief that he was still out there.
The residents of Les Ventes claim that Billie, as his plane came crashing down, did everything he could to avoid hitting their town and killing the people living there. They were so indebted to him that they even named a street after him!
That ending sure tugs at the ol’ heartstrings, huh? It’s heartbreaking that Peggy had to wait so long to find closure, but it looks like she’s made some incredible friends—all thanks to Billie’s amazing bravery.
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