In 2011 Lucille Kerby Basnett of Big Bend received a lost letter from her husband Robert Basnett, written from the battlefield of World War II.

It was from her husband, World War II Army veteran Robert Basnett, written in 1944 and discovered by the West Virginia Division of Vital Statistics.

"They found the letter in a box. It was a shock to open and read it," she said, a couple of handwritten pages on aging, browned paper, inquiring about family and friends, saying he wanted to fix up the barn when he got home, and asking her not to worry.

The letter concluded with, "I close with all my love."

Following the writing of the letter, Robert Basnett was a prisoner of war in a German POW camp after the Battle of The Buldge, from December 31, 1944 until April 15, 1945.

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