Family gets WWII soldier's message, 70 years later


WINDHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A special kind of "family reunion" happened at Radio Shack in Windham Monday night -- made possible by the power of social media.

In 1945, a WWII soldier named William Austin made an audio recording from basic training in Texas. He mailed it to his parents in Auburn, Maine.

Decades later, a man named Mike Esposito, co-owner of the Windham Radio Shack, is buying 100,000 records from a collector.

He happens to find Austin's audio recordings inside another records case.

Esposito tried to track down the family by looking up Austins in the phone book -- but he couldn't find them.

Recently, Esposito decided to try a more modern-day approach. He posted a Facebook status.

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(NEWS CENTER) -- When police responded to RSU 14 to investigate the threatening emails, they realized they needed to call in the Maine State Computer Task Force.

Investigators and parents wanted to know who was behind the threats and if the threats were legitimate.


The computer crimes team is called in when local law enforcement need assistance. Computer Forensic Analyst John Moran was contacted to work on the RSU 14 case and trace the emails.

Moran said
this is the worst case of online threats he can remember.