Recently Capt. Herb and Amy Ladley observed their 69th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married Dec. 27, 1944, in Yuma, Ariz. They drove from Los Angeles, Calif., the evening before they were married in Yuma the next day. Following their wedding, the couple drove back to Los Angeles, so Amy could return to her position with Lockheed Aircraft Co. and Lieutenant Herb returned to his U.S. Navy fighter squadron in Alameda, Calif.
The couple now resides in the Ridgefields section of Kingsport.