BREST, BELARUS-March 28, 2005
Hello. I received your letter on my birthday (I am 83 years old.) Before I married my name was Glinda Livshiz… I am from Grodno, near Vitebsk. In the war I was a pilot. Now I am disabled. I cannot walk.
Thank you for your good heart. I was so surprised to receive this money, that no one took this money, because you packed it so right. I want to buy you something but I canâ€™t. Thank you so much.
November 27, 2006
My dear friends… [In the war] I was a fighter pilot and a mechanic of fighter planes and bombers. I fought on the 2nd Ukrainian front as a bomber pilot. The plane was called the “Boston 26”. We received this plane from the United States through the lend lease policy. When the war was won I was in Czechoslovakia. The picture I sent you was taken at that time, I was wearing a blouse that was given to me as a gift, and I was only 22 years old.
I received the letter and all the contents, thank you very much. I am embarrassed that I don’t decline your help, but this is half of my monthly pension. It is very difficult to decline. I won’t be able to repay you, the only thing I can do is pray for you…
I wish you the best health for many years to come.