A Five-Part Series
Part V: Lifelong romance born in a time of war
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Combat veterans will tell you there is nothing romantic about fighting in a war. But most would agree that wartime romances may begin when soldiers are away from the battlefield. And that romance in a time of war may blossom into marriage.
Take the cases of Jim Day and Peter Balise, whose WWI experiences were examined in Parts II and III of this series. Each of the Hatfield men met his bride-to-be while serving in the Army.