World War Two Vet Breaks Down Reading Lost Love Letter
Veterans Day is emotional for many reasons.
This news report from earlier this year is certainly an example of that. Bill Moore, a 90-year-old who served in World War Two, was reunited with a love letter he wrote while in Europe to the woman who eventually became his wife.
Moore and Bernadean Gibson wound up married for 63 years before she passed away five years ago.
The letter, written in 1945 when he was 20 years old, was found in the sleeve of a record someone bought at a thrift shop, but it made its way back to Moore, who got choked up while reading his words from decades ago.
Moore, who now lives in assisted living facility in Aurora, Colo., said the letters helped him during the war:
When you're apart for that reason, not knowing if and when you'd ever see that person again, every chance you got to communicate was just wonderful."
Seeing the letter has conjured up all sorts of emotions for Moore, who dearly misses Bernadean . "It's difficult talking out loud about it to other people," Moore said. "But I loved her, and she loved me. That's all I can tell you. It’s a heartache not being with her all the time."