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Crosland- Private Robert Lee Rutledge was 27 years old when he was sent to Europe for the war. Two weeks later, he was killed in action. Sunday, a mother reflected on those tragic days and holds on to some precious memories.
Marguerite Rutledge is reading her letters from a fallen soldier. "He wrote nearly everyday when he could. There were some days that he couldn't and the last one he had started on my birthday and he never finished it," says Rutledge.
Private Robert Lee Rutledge never finished living out his life with his wife of only six years. He was sent to serve his country in World War II. It's a day that still brings back fresh emotions from 60 years ago. She remembers the good times, the day they met at a school ballgame.
"When I walked across the court he told my brother-in-law, says "that's the girl im gonna marry," says Rutledge. But she also remembers the bad times. "Well it was an awful feeling. I was left with two small children and it was bad."
She was left with a daughter who was five and a son who was three. Her son still has memories of his father and still remembers the day the first telegram arrived. "I remember Mama fainting and falling between the bed there in the bedroom," says Robert Rutledge.
Bad news that her husband was missing in action. She later received the news that his body was retrieved. But on this Mother's Day she reminisces.
"He didn't have any bad habits. He was just a kind man, family man," says Rutledge. His wife picked up the pieces and picks up his letters from time to time. She also made sure his legacy lived on.
"I appreciate everything Mama's done for us and she's really looked after us," says Rutledge.
On this Mother's Day, she reads a letter from a husband and a father. The letter reads, "You came into a free world and I want you to finish in one. Loving you always, Daddy."
Private Rutledge is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetary in Margraten. That letter is one of many read Sunday by President Bush in the Netherlands as he payed homage to World War two soldiers.