This has become one of my all-time favorite stories. My grandfather served in the navy during World War II and if I ever came across a letter HE wrote that no one had ever seen, I'd flip out.

The story of Lexington's Bill McCord is a flat-out extraordinary one.

His brother, Lieutenant David McCord, was killed during WWII.

Bill received the letter a few days prior to Veterans Day.

LEX18/Lexington has the story, and what a story it is: