Skip To Content
  • OMG badge
  • win badge
  • Coolio badge
Updated on May 13, 2020. Posted on Nov 1, 2011

A Beautiful Letter From An American Lieutenant To His 3-Year Old Son On V-E Day

As if that wasn't enough, this letter was written on V-E day, on Hitler's personal stationary, and that soldier was Richard Helms who would eventually run the CIA. Nothing interesting about this.

"Dear Dennis,

The man who might have written on this card once controlled Europe — three short years ago when you were born. Today he is dead, his memory despised, his country in ruins. He had a thirst for power, a low opinion of man as an individual, and a fear of intellectual honesty. He was a force for evil in the world. His passing, his defeat — a boon to mankind. But thousands died that it might be so. The price for ridding society of bad is always high.

Love, Daddy

BuzzFeed Daily

Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

Newsletter signup form