By Hannah McIntyre
Like many World War II veterans, Willie Garcia married his bride right before shipping out of town to prepare for overseas combat.
In 1944, Marfa, Texas, native Garcia met Elizabeth Ruiz while stationed at Camp Swift. They dated for about three months. Two days before he was to be sent overseas for military duty, he asked her to marry him. Initially she said that she would rather wait, but when he persisted, she agreed.