DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth mother who received a returned letter mailed to her soldier son mistakenly stamped “deceased” finally has the apology she sought for more than six years.
Joan Najbar received the returned letter sent to her son in Iraq in 2006. Najbar said the letter made her angry because she knew her son wasn’t dead. She had just talked to him.READ MORE: 'This Is A Test For Minnesota': Protesters Outside Governor's Mansion Call For Justice In Derek Chauvin Trial
An investigation by a postal inspector’s office failed to track down who might have stamped the letter or why. Najbar said the Postal Service never apologized after the investigation was dropped. Najbar filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the United States, but it was later dismissed.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near George Floyd Memorial
Najbar last month decided to contact U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s office. The Duluth News Tribune says Najbar finally got a letter of apology from a Postal Service district manager in Minneapolis.MORE NEWS: As Spring Allergies Spike, Doctors Say Test For COVID As A Precaution
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