How a WWII Vet Was Reunited With His Lost '69 Mustang
In 1969, more than two decades after the conclusion of the world war that he fought in, Harry Donovan treated his wife Marie to a brand-new Ford Mustang in a cherry red color.
Nearly 40 years later, Marie has passed, but Harry just got the reunion of a lifetime. That's all thanks to volunteers who found, restored, and returned that classic Mustang.
Harry had tried to have the Mustang restored many years before. But when he handed money and the Mustang over to a mechanic, the man betrayed Harry and ran off with both the cash and the car. Fortunately, the car was eventually found—and then a local auto-body shop stepped up and committed to fix it for free. More than 1,000 hours and dozens of brand-new parts later, the Mustang is as good as new and is back in the WWII veteran's possession.
Upon getting his beloved car back, Harry was overjoyed, and said that the only thing missing was a license plate reading "For Marie."