Elviria Breu Rypacek

Local News
1:18 am
Mon December 24, 2012

German Daughter Finds, Meets Her World War II American GI Father

From left, Ross Walker talks to daughter Elvira Breu Rypacek and her husban, Raimun Briechles in October at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Ashley Talley WFAE

Earlier this year, Ross Walker Jr. received a letter from Germany with incredible news.

He called a reporter. “This poor old guy is probably the victim of another scam,” she thought.

It turns out that Mr. Walker had a story better than she could have imagined - a story with history, love and family…

On that first afternoon, Ross Walker Jr. sat in his easy chair in the living room of his small, neat apartment on the 5th floor of Edwin Towers, a Charlotte Housing Authority building for seniors on the edge of Uptown Charlotte

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