World War II love letters scattered by Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey shore

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POSTED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:04pm

 More than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy residents still face a long road to recovery, but for one family the debris strewn along a New Jersey beach uncovered a glimpse of a true love affair more than a half century old.

There were 57 of them: love letters from a young woman in New Jersey to her boyfriend in Vermont, found tied with a ribbon inside a box on the shore of Sandy Hook Bay after the storm.

The letters, written during and after World War II, were found two weeks ago by Kathleen Chaney's 14-year-old son Patrick.

"I wanted to return them to whoever they belonged to," said Kathleen Chaney. "They're beautiful. She obviously adored him." 

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