Steve Buffington, who was stationed at the US Naval Air Station in Iceland 1979-1980, wrote a letter to Morgunbladid supplement Velvakandi last week saying he had a love affair with a woman called Ása while he was in Iceland and has often wondered whether she might have had his baby.
The old Naval Air Station in Keflavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“Her English was about as bad as my Icelandic so we had trouble communicating. We became very close and I have often wondered whether she was pregnant when I left Iceland. I have never returned and we haven’t contacted each other since but I had the feeling that she was with child,” he wrote, according to mbl.is.
Buffington now lives in Cartersville in the vicinity of Atlanta, Georgia. He works in social services for the school system and was also elected assistant judge in his county. He is married and has children and would now like to find out whether his children have a half-brother or sister in Iceland.
He doesn’t know Ása’s surname but was hoping his letter to Morgunbladid would catch her attention. No one has replied yet. Those who might have information for Buffington can email Morgunbladid’s journalist Kristján Jónsson: [email protected].