Behind This Picture is A 63-Year-Old Love Story That Began in Korea And Will Simply Make Your Day

Two weeks ago, a full house showed up at the Capitol Victory Flyover event at the National WWII Memorial in honor of Victory-Europe Day.

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Veterans from all conflicts and their families traveled to the nation’s capitol to remember those served in the European Theater of World War II.

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That’s when we met Tommy Enyart, who had traveled from Texas to be there.

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Tommy, a life long Texan, joined the Navy at the age of 16.

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He was stationed in the Philippines during the Korean War.
It was there in 1955 that he met his now wife, Marie. They had a son, Ben, and got married in 1956 in Manila, capitol of Philippines.

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Tommy was sent back home that same year and took Ben with him. Unfortunately, Marie had to wait 6 more months until she was able to enter the U.S.

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Once Marie was able to move to the U.S., Tommy was temporarily stationed in Oakland, CA. They moved for the last time back to Houston, TX.

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Tommy worked at Houston Natural Gas, and Marie made cowboy hats at American Hats until they retired in 1994.

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They now have two grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Here they are at year 59 of marriage.

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When we met the couple, Marie really wanted a copy of our photo, but the Enyart’s do not own a computer or a cell phone. So they suggested we write down their address and mail them a copy.

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We will be sending Tommy and Marie this photo today:
11Thank you for your service and beautiful story.

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