A 94-year-old WWII widow was brought to tears on Sunday when she was presented with the high school class ring she’d given to her husband before he died in the war, according to DailyMail.
Betty McAleenan of Wyoming had given her ring to her husband “so that we could be together,” she said. Her husband, Staff Sgt. Robert Greebull, was killed in a plane crash in 1944.
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Robert and his good luck charm made it through 38 successful missions but unfortunately he lost his life during the 39th. The ring survived.
The ring was discovered amongst the shattered plane in New Guinea 40 years ago, but as of Sunday the forget me not was returned to Greebull’s wife who hasn’t forgotten her love for him–not at all.
‘He was a wonderful, wonderful guy,’ Betty McAleenan said to KLTA.
‘And I fell madly in love like all people do at that age,’ she continued.
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory continues to search for unaccounted for aircraft in New Guinea, using radar technology that helps locate the planes.
As for McAleenan, she said her reunion with the ring has offered her some closure.
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