SUN CITY CENTER — He was a half-drunk Marine, shipped back stateside from the hellish battlefields of the South Pacific with a case of malaria.
She was a sassy private, one of the first women to join the Marine Corps.
It was 1943 in the Mojave Desert, on a military base where love would soon blossom for Staff Sgt. Ray Hill and PFC Dorothy Russell.
Saturday, they celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in a private ceremony in Sun City Center.
They have a great back story.
Christian Desgroux, the North Carolina auto mechanic who posed as a U.S. Army general and piloted a helicopter to the SAS campus in Cary to impress a woman, received a 6-month sentence in federal prison Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
Love is hard to find. It's even harder if you're in the Navy.