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WWII Letter Mystery: Where is Pfc. Helen Rothurmel?

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An old book about World War II has revealed a modern-day mystery with a Dallas connection.

Sheila Polk discovered an unopened letter from a soldier in a book she picked up at a Goodwill store in Plant City, Fla.

The letter from California is addressed to Pfc. Helen Rothurmel, a member of the African American WACs unit stationed at Love Field in Dallas during World War II.

The man who sent it was Sgt. Albert Alm, who was based in Palm Springs, Calif.

The post office tried to deliver the letter three times, but it never found its way to Rothurmel.

"Her life could have been changed from this one letter, you know," Polk said. "It is a personal sentimental thing. They do movies about lost love and I'm thinking who knows what is in here that she has never seen? Who knows? I would love for her to get it."

Polk said she won't open the letter and hopes military officials can help her find Rothurmel or her relatives.

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