WWII Letter Finding Its Way Back Home

By: Jorge Rodas Email
By: Jorge Rodas Email

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- An update on a letter from a hero who died in World War II we told you about last week:

A letter dated December 1944 is on its way to the family of Neal Moore, who was serving in the U.S. Army during World War Two, this after a Rockford man found the letter in the street.

David Martin was walking home one day when he found the letter sitting at the intersection of Harrison and 11th Street here in Rockford.

The letter was written by Neal Moore to his sister Bessie in Galena Park Texas.

Neal died a month later in Germany at the hand of Nazi soldiers.

Donna Moore, Neal's niece will be receiving the letter in a matter of days now. Shes happy a piece of her uncle's past is coming back home.

"Neal was a kind caring wonderful person," said Moore. "I loved uncle Neal. I had no idea where the letter has been or how it got there. I've been halfway crying all day. I'm so thankful to David Martin for even considering trying to find the family."

A viewer tracked the family down for David Martin using the genealogy website ancestry.com.

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