This collection consists of approximately 400 letters from Lt. Thomas Eugene Moore, USA, to his wife, Mary Ruth Montgomery
Moore, during and after the Second World War.
Thomas Eugene Moore was born January 4, 1922 in Holdredge, Nebraska. A shortening of his middle name earned him the nickname
"Gene," the name he uses throughout his correspondence with Mary Ruth Montgomery, who went by the name "Peggy" because her
uncle liked to sing "Peg of My Heart" whenever she came around as a child. Born January 11, 1921 in Palisade, Colorado, her
family, through a series of moves around the country similar to the Moores, found themselves in Arizona while Gene and Peggy
were still children.
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