Marine Corps Base Hawaii 

In midst of WWII, love connection emerges


HONOLULU – Looking down at the buzzing streets filled with tourists and out toward an ocean that seemed endless, I turned around to compliment Walter and Myrtle Powers on their beautiful condo. There the elderly couple stood, smiling and holding hands as they offered me a seat.

Walter Powers and Myrtle Powers, 88 and 91 years old respectively, are two World War II veterans and have been happily married for 66 years. Walter Powers was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and spent his childhood traveling with his dad who was a salesman, while Myrtle Powers was born in Oregon City, Ore. and raised on...

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