Letters from Francis "Pete" Mastrototoro to his girlfriend, then wife, Eva Mikelonis over the course of Mastrototoro's military
service in World War II from 1942 to 1945. The letters primarily deal with his day-to-day life on bases in California, Texas,
and the Southwest Pacific, and Mikelonis's personal life in Massachusetts.
Francis "Pete" Mastrototoro was a Private First Class, then Corporal who was drafted into the United States Army during World
War II. From December 7, 1942 to January 26, 1945, he was stationed on bases in California, Texas, and the Southwest Pacific,
and never saw significant military action. He was married to Eva Mikelonis on August 21, 1943 in Worcester, Massachussetts
on a brief leave from the Texas base. Mikelonis assumed the name Eva Mastrototoro on their wedding date. The envelopes containing
the PFC's letters were postmarked to a new address in Worcester shortly after the wedding date, where Eva purchased a house
for the couple to begin their married life together.