My Darling Faye - A True Wartime Love Story

To provide the narrative framework for “My Darling Faye,” Post columnist Mark Wineka read 487 letters between Army Lt. William Alvin “Andy” Anderson and Juanita “Faye” Walker Anderson. Written from January 1942 to October 1945 #WWII
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“Nothing greater ever happened in my life than when we were married,” Alvin said in one of his last letters of World War II.

“Nothing greater ever happened in my life than when we were married,” Alvin said in one of his last letters of World War II.

“On my word of honor,” he added, “that’s all that’s wrong.” (getting word to Faye and heading off any telegram she might receive from the War Department about his being wounded by an artillery shell.)

“On my word of honor,” he added, “that’s all that’s wrong.” (getting word to Faye and heading off any telegram she might receive from the War Department about his being wounded by an artillery shell.)

Army Lt. Alvin “Andy” Anderson

Army Lt. Alvin “Andy” Anderson

Lt. Alvin Anderson’s in Panama

Lt. Alvin Anderson’s in Panama

On the back of this photograph from Panama, Lt. Alvin Anderson identified the men as Corporal Keyes and Staff Sgt. Robles. 'Good fellows,' A...

On the back of this photograph from Panama, Lt. Alvin Anderson identified the men as Corporal Keyes and Staff Sgt. Robles. 'Good fellows,' A...

In a letter from Faye to Alvin, the flap was sealed with a kiss.

In a letter from Faye to Alvin, the flap was sealed with a kiss.

Over the weeks and months, Faye learned Alvin went by several names, especially “Andy,” though fellows in his company also called him “Red” ...

Over the weeks and months, Faye learned Alvin went by several names, especially “Andy,” though fellows in his company also called him “Red” ...

The first letter from Sgt. Anderson to his future wife Faye Walker.

The first letter from Sgt. Anderson to his future wife Faye Walker.

To provide the narrative framework for “My Darling Faye,” Post columnist Mark Wineka read 487 letters between Army Lt. William Alvin “Andy” Anderson and Juanita “Faye” Walker Anderson. Written from January 1942 to October 1945

To provide the narrative framework for “My Darling Faye,” Post columnist Mark Wineka read 487 letters between Army Lt. William Alvin “Andy” Anderson and Juanita “Faye” Walker Anderson. Written from January 1942 to October 1945

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