For certain generations, the Second World War may feel like a very distant memory, but that does not imply we should not be interested in and knowledgeable about history; quite the opposite.
The Allies, which included many Americans, landed in certain regions of France to aid the local populace.
K.T. Robbins, who was quite young at the time and took up weapons, experienced this.
He fell in love with the Frenchwoman Jeannine, who was 18 at the time, while he was in France.
And after waiting 75 years, they finally met for France 2.
In 1944, K.T. Robbins met Jeannine in the Meurthe-et-Moselle region close to Briey and fell in love.
He had to immediately leave the girl’s hamlet because he had to deploy in the Eastern Front, and he subsequently went back to his own nation.
Yet, he never lost sight of his stunning Jeannine. He got married and started a family after he was back in America.
Yet Jeannine, his youth’s love, still had a special place in his heart.
The veteran did not expect the French journalists who were researching a story about veterans in the United States when he told them his experience.
Research led them to the well-known Jeannine who K.T. believed to be deceased.
At Montigny-lès-Metz, Jeannine Pierson, née Ganaye, was residing in a retirement community.
K.T. traveled back to France to mark the landing’s 75th anniversary, and the journalists had prepared a lovely surprise for him—a chance to meet Jeannine once again.
We had the honor of watching a really touching reunion in the video below.
K.T. said to Jeannine, “I have loved you forever. Never have you left my heart.
And his beloved declared: “I obviously sobbed as he got in the truck because I was so upset.
After the war, I wish he hadn’t come back to America. I knew what he meant when he said he loved me.
Me too. I’ve always imagined him and encouraged myself that perhaps he’ll visit.
Thanks to the amazing effort of the journalists, something happened that nobody of them thought was possible.
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