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Illinois Navy veteran, 92, ‘something blue’ in Missouri wedding

A U. S. Marine Corps veteran recovered from an illness to his goal, namely, the “something blue” at his niece’s wedding in Missouri.

Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was a sergeant in the marine Corps during the second world WAR and a veteran of the Korean War, according to a Facebook post submitted by Alison Ferrell, Eblen’s niece.

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Eblen was recovering from pneumonia and was not sure he would of Alison and Matthew Ferrell’s wedding in Cape Girardeau.

Eblen, who lives in a veterans home in Illinois, told the nurses that he was determined to get good enough ‘ to be her (Alison Ferrell) ‘something blue’ on her wedding day.”

“I said: ‘I am 92 years old, this is a miracle happening with me!'” Eblen told KFVS.

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Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was wheeled down the aisle of his niece marriage in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, after recovering from an illness.

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On the day of the wedding, Eblen dressed in his marine Corps uniform, complete with blue pants, and was wheeled down the aisle. He was holding a sign stating “I’m her something blue.”

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“It meant everything to me, that he was there as my something blue,” the bride said to the People. “I come from a family where we have a lot of respect and admiration for people in the army, so that he there in his blues was perfect.”

“You never forget your military experience,” Eblen said. “I simply respect Alison’s decision to have me in her wedding, and it was really fun!”

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