Soon after the end of World War II, Aileen Cooper of Lakewood, California began sending hand-written letters to soldiers. Each of her notes is four pages long, and no two letters are the same.

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She is now 98 years young, and still writing long-hand. During the past six years alone, she has written almost 7,000 letters. That's about 28,000 pages. Her hand might cramp up briefly, but Cooper has made it clear she will continue writing to service members as long as she can. Over the years, GI's have thanked her by sending her commendations and flags.