#NEWS UPDATE - More than three decades after their whirlwind romance, an American sailor is trying to reconnect with his long-lost Irish love.
As World Irish reports, Jarvis Boykin was on shore leave from the USS Mount Whitney when he he me the "gorgeous little strawberry blonde" at a nightclub in Dublin in 1976.
"We spent as much together as we could for those nine days that I was there," Boykin told the Mooney show on RTÉ Radio 1.
The pair exchanged letters for a time, but after the 1979 postal strike they lost touch, and Boykin later lost the woman's contact information.
But last week Boykin contacted Mooney from his home in North Carolina to appeal for anyone who can help in finding his lost love.
World Irish has more on the story HERE.