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Historic surprise

4:26 PM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KSL) -- While watching KSL news Wednesday, Pam Helston saw a familiar face in a story about an album full of old photos and newspaper clippings found among a man's father's belongings.

"It brought tears to my eyes. I could hardly talk. I yelled at my husband to come look and I got very emotional," Pam Helston, Gordon's niece said.

Helston recognized her uncle Woodrow Gordon's face in a few photos of the WWII-era photo album found among the belongings of William Epperson's father, in Casper, Wyo.

The album details a lot of Corporal Gordon's army days, including his time building the famous AlCan Highway. It's a bit of history that Epperson wants to return to Gordon's relatives.

Gordon lived across the street from Helston in central Utah for years. He was an Army Corporal during World War II. It appears the photos came to be in Wyoming through Gordon's wife.

"I don't know if these are photos that are photos that they took, because Uncle Woodrow met Mary in Wyoming, married her and brought her to Clear Creek," Helston said. "So maybe those photos were left up there at that time."

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