US army veteran reunited with his lost French love, 75 years on

A 98-year-old US WW2 veteran, who returned to France for this month's commemorations of the D-Day landings, was reunited, thanks to the diligent research of two French journalists, with the French woman he had fallen in love with in 1944, now aged 92, but had never again seen after he was sent on to continue combat further east, a long-lost encounter that visibly proved of mutual joy.

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In 1944, US soldier KT Robbins was stationed with his regiment in Briey, eastern France, where he fell in love with an 18-year-old French girl, Jeannine Pierson, née Ganaye, reports BBC News.