Veteran Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris fell in love during World War II, but a misunderstanding pulled them apart. This week, Thomas flew from Virginia to Adelaide to reunite with the woman who broke his heart 70 years ago.
Thomas said he never stopped thinking about Morris. The pair first met in 1994. She was 17-years-old and living in London, he was a 21-year-old paratrooper for the U.S. forces.
"I mean we snogged as you call it when it was dark and nobody could see us," Morris said of their passionate romance.
But their brief love was interrupted, when Thomas was deployed to Normandy to fight in WWII. After the war, he returned to the U.S., and invited Morris to join him. But she misunderstood his letter and thought he was already married. So, she refused his invitation and they went their separate ways.
They both married other people, but eventually Thomas become a widower and Morris got divorced.
Last year, one of her sons found Thomas online and they reconnected on Skype after more than 70 years.
"I have your picture framed on my bureau and I say good morning to you every morning," Morris said when they reconnected. "And say I've missed you to that photo."
A crowd funding campaign raised enough money to send Thomas all the way from Virginia to Adelaide, Australia.
The couple that first met just before D-Day reunited seven decades later, just in time for Valentine's Day.
"It's about the most wonderful thing that could have happened to me," said Thomas.