Longest Letter Ever Sent
75 Years Ago
February 27, 2020
Herald of March 1, 1945
William Klevans of Roaring Spring and Charles Ake Jr. of North Martinsburg assisted in bringing the bodies of two dead airmen down from the mountain eight or nine miles northeast of Tipton.
The men were missing for over a week. George Brackett, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Shultz of Altoona and Leonard Shade, aviation instructor at the Congressional airfield in Washington, D.C.
What is undoubtedly the longest letter ever sent out of the Martinsburg postoffice was dispatched the latter part of last week to Pfc. Cecil P. Wierman, well known local soldier who is in a hospital somewhere in England.
In all eighty-five persons had a hand in writing the letter, each saying something to cheer him.The writing was on a roll of paper which reached a length of thirty feet.
Harvey Barringer, retired printer and who for fourteen years had been employed as pressman at The Herald plant in Martinsburg died Sunday morning following an extended illness of carcinoma.