On May 13, 2017, DeWayne A. Moore and D’Andrea L. Moore will be celebrating 50 years of marriage. They met each other in Evanston in 1967, when DeWayne was home prior to being stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base in California.
DeWayne and D’Andrea had a total of three dates prior to getting engaged and married. D’Andrea followed DeWayne to California, and when DeWayne was deployed to Vietnam, she returned to Miles City, Montana, to spend time with her grandparents.
Their first daughter, Denise, was born in February of 1968, and their second daughter, Tammy was born in December of 1969.
The couple has been together through good and bad times; DeWayne was stationed in several locations, including both Hamilton and Norton Air Force Base in California, Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Grand Island, Nebraska, and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. He was deployed to both Vietnam and Korea during their 50 years together. For the majority of his service, he was a mechanic; however, during his time in Grand Island, Nebraska, he was a recruiter for the Air Force, and most years he was the top recruiter for the state. Their time in Grand Island includes being there on June 3, 1980, the time which the story “Night of the Tornadoes” was based on.
DeWayne retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service in 1987, and the couple returned to DeWayne’s hometown of Evanston.
The couple have two daughters, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Congratulations on 50 years together.