Amazing Story — Woman Finds Her Dead Boyfriend’s Diary 70 Years Later [VIDEO]
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Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944. But before he died, he wrote what he called his “last life request” to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis. Davis is the girl that Jones loved before he died.
The couple were in love, went to high school prom together. But when she learned of his passing, she married someone else almost two years later.
Welp, Davis did get to read the diary, but not until she saw the diary nearly 70 years later in a museum. She didn’t even know it was there.
“I didn’t have any idea there was a diary in there,” said Davis, who lives in Indiana, now 90 years old.
“Laura Mae Davis Burlingame – she married an Army Air Corps man in 1945 – had gone to the New Orleans museum on April 24 looking for a display commemorating the young Marine who had been her high-school sweetheart,” according to the Huffington Post.
“I figured I’d see pictures of him and the fellows he’d served with and articles about where he served,” she said.
She was stunned to find the diary of the 22-year-old machine gunner.
In the history of the museum, it was the first time that someone had found themselves in an exhibit.