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After Her Marine Boyfriend's Death, Woman Finds Their Story Told By Facebook's 10-Year Anniversary Video

A love story told one status update at a time.

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They had just gotten into the honeymoon phase of their relationships when Kimmy left for a study abroad program in Italy. At the same time, Will was deployed for three months in Afghanistan. They kept in touch:


The couple was looking forward to 2012, when they thought they'd finally be able to start their life together uninterrupted. It was the year of Will's last deployment.

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"Sometimes when I’m lonely, I go back and read everything he sent to me," Kimmy writes. "I didn’t think about it much then, but having it all in one place took on a complete new meaning when I lost Will forever."