In 1944, before he left for D-Day, an American soldier stationed in England carved a note to his wartime sweetheart whom he had secretly married before heading off to war.
60 years later, Helen was able to see her name carved in the tree when an archeology PhD student unlocked the mystery of the message left in the forest.
It was “one of several carvings the American G.I. left across Europe during the war,” according to the student, Chantel Summerfield, whose thesis work focused on such messages left during both World Wars.
(READ the story, w/ photos, in the Huffington Post)