A relationship forged through pen-pal letter writing has developed into a true friendship for a New Milford 6-year-old and a sailor in the United States Navy.
The local youngster was at home due to the Veterans Day observance and was treated to a surprise visit from Hunt.
The Navy man had just returned home from nine months' service
in the Middle East aboard the aircraft
carrier USS Enterprise.
Luke is in first grade at Northville School, where Hunt also attended as a youth.
The Enterprise, also known as Big E, was decommissioned Dec. 1 at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia, where Hunt is now stationed.