Kenneth Sweeney Letters to Jane

The 60 letters were discovered in an attic recently and started in April of 1943 with "Dear Jane" and two years later she was "My Dearest Janie" until his ship went down in 1945 and he was missing in action. It was a romance that apparently was not known by any of her descendants until the letters were found after her death in 2009.

The letters will be added over time until all 60 have been posted.


And so it ended -

  • April 6, 1945 - Okinawa: USS Emmons sunk by Japanese Kamikazes and Sweeney presumed to have gone down with the ship