• Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. He wrote, "Well I wonder who is with you tonight. Some lucky fellow I guess (sic) wished it was me." He d…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson. Written on Marine Corps stationery, Montgmery has written in ink the translation of the Marine Corps motto "Always F…

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  • Life Magazine Cover

    This image, entitled Living Emblem of the United States Marines, depicts 100 officers and 9,000 enlisted men making out the famous globe & anchor insignia of the United State Marine Corps. Photographs…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Letter written from Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson. He discusses having had another holiday, a reference to Thanksgiving, and that he had qualified as a "marksman." His…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery had just arrived for training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. Montgomery is in training at the Marine Corps Barracks on Parris Island. He enlisted only a few weeks bef…

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  • Photograph of Company 995 Battery S., Parris Island, S.C.

    Pvt. Jeff Glynn Montgomery enlisted on October 21, 1918 at Memphis, Tennessee and reported to Parris Island, South Carolina on October 21, 1918, barely three weeks before the armistice. He was dischar…

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  • Letter from Marine Jeff Montgomery to Ruth Hopper

    Jeff Montgomery, USMC, wrote this letter to his future wife Ruth Hopper in Jackson, Tennessee. He inquires about her cold and discusses life at Parris Island. He describes, "the shooting on the range…

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  • 3 Photographs of Pvts. Jeff Montgomery and Tharp Greer

    3 Photographs of Pvt. Jeff Montgomery and Tharp Greer at Parris Island, S.C. The first photograph shows four Marines. Tharp Greer is standing on the right and Jeffery Glynn Montgomery is seated. The o…

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