Falling in love at Camp Gordon Johnston

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 09:58 AM.

Sarah told Penny she never had a second thought about marrying John after they became engaged. “I wanted to marry him the second he got back and move to Indiana and start my life,” she told her.

Sarah served out the remainder of her tour of duty in Carrabelle, for two-and-a-half years as head nurse of the psychiatric ward and the last four months as chief nurse of the station hospital.

John, for his part, fell for Sarah because she was “herself,” a natural tomboy who wanted to impress with her brains rather than her looks.

Sarah said she loved John for his gentleness, sweet ways, friendliness and good looks.

The wedding was delayed when John shipped out for the war. He spent 18 months in Europe before returning home.

John and Sarah were married in Coatopa and moved to John’s hometown of Clay City where he settled into running the family store.

John’s friends and family were charmed by his new bride, especially her Southern accent.

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