Married just six weeks before her husband, Army Air Corps pilot Billie Harris, shipped off for World War II, it took Peggy Harris 68 years to learn his fate – and the legend that surrounds him.
The Army, at one point, had told Peggy her husband was alive and well and would be coming home. They also had informed her he was killed in action. As heart-breaking as it was, there was no record of where or how Billie died, and no record of his final resting place. Peggy sent letter letters to Congressmen over the decades, and as the mystery went unsolved, Billie was officially classified as MIA – Missing in Action.
Almost seven decades later, a family relative learned Billie had been buried at the American cemetery in Normandy, France and that Billie’s plane had been shot down over the small town of Les Ventes.
Peggy made the pilgrimage to that small town and learned that her husband is a legend in the town. In fact, the main street of the town is named Place Billie D. Harris. Asked by an interviewer how long she waited for Billie, Peggy’s simple answer is “all my life.”
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H/T: CBS News