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Central AR Man Gets Letter From Buckingham Palace

Man says letter is a pleasant surprise.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- A Central Arkansas man gets a letter from Buckingham Palace.

Jimmy Bryant is director of archives at the University of Central Arkansas.

Back in January, he wrote a letter to the Queen thanking her for her service during World War II, mainly because his late father admired her work.

"My dad always respected her because she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service. She was trained to work as a mechanic, trained to work on engines," said Bryant.

He didn't think he would get a response, but he did.

"I was very happy to recieve something from Buckingham Palace," said Bryant.

The queen, through a staffer, wrote Bryant a thank you note.

"Your message of good wishes for her majesty is very much appreciated," the letter reads.

He is now using this experience to teach others.

"Something else that I found since I written and received a reply is that most Americans were not aware of her majesty's service during World War Two. She is currently the only head of state that was a World War Two veteran," said Bryant.


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