A 70-year-old love story
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 7:00p.m.
Seventy years ago this month, something happened that changed the way New Zealanders saw the world - the Americans arrived.
World War II had been underway for three years, and many young New Zealand men had already gone to war.
So when the Americans arrived, with their accents, their flash uniforms, their dance music and their charm, you know what happened. Then, like the Kiwi boys before them, the Americans left for war.
Most of those war-time romances became victims of the war itself, and of the back to reality post-war world.
But not for Richard Tracey, a US marine who had fallen in love with a Kiwi girl named Norma.
He never forgot her.
And on Saturday, he came back to get her.
Whena Owen tells a love story 70 years long.
Watch the video for the full story.
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22/07/2012 4:37:15 p.m.
Eileen Arrington wrote:
Im Dicks friend who located "Norma". I was so happy to see others were able to share their love story through "Campbell Live". Hello to Norma's family and friends. She's BEAUTIFUL! Hope to meet Norma in the Fall. So...happy for them. God has truly blessed them both. I wish someone could write a book about their love story...it's really amazing.
28/06/2012 12:46:37 a.m.
I am one of Norma's grandsons, i am so happy that they have finally got back together, it is a big surprise and i have the best returns for them both.
26/06/2012 3:07:25 p.m.
What a wonderful warming love story. Just goes to show that romance/love is not the perogative of the young. Ive been with my partner 8 years now and we are both Gold Card users !!
26/06/2012 9:43:05 a.m.
donald Leumaga wrote:
so incredible!!Glod bless the two of them.Its a war (love) story worth filming and to publish in a book so the world could see the power of love.
26/06/2012 1:19:22 a.m.
The gratuitous scene of a rifleman firing a weapon - and then a body slumping on the ground, shot to death - was atrocious, and unnecessary for a fluff piece of news like this
25/06/2012 9:53:43 p.m.
I am one of the nieces of Norma Milford we have had a wonderful couple of days with Norma, Dick and some of his family, the story is lovely I'm sure we have uplifted the whole country and thank you for screening their story. We have had many lovely comments from friends and extended family
25/06/2012 8:11:56 p.m.
The loveliest news story I've watched in a long time. I may even have shed a tear or two... All the best to them! Love!
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