This hero is a picture of one of my lovely readers, Pat Saltzgaber’s, husband. Her hero, ABH3 Robert M Saltzgaber, Jr, served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier, The Intrepid (now a museum in New York harbor). He worked on the flight deck from 1965-1968 during the Vietnam War.
In true romantic fashion, Robert and Pat were married in Feb 1968. He had been informed by Uncle Sam that he would not have to return to Vietnam. However, when he reported in after his leave, he received word that he would be shipped back to the war zone to finish his tour.
For the first seven months of their marriage, Pat waited at home for letters (which, she shares, Robert was very faithful in writing to her!) until finally in September of 1968, his time was up and he got to come home to her waiting arms. In the first seven months of their married life, they spent only twenty-eight days together!! Talk about love being patient and always persevering!
I’m happy to report that Pat and her hero have been married for 47 years now! What a wonderful story of a hero and the woman he loves. *happy sighs* I do love happily ever after!
Thank you Pat for sharing your pictures and story of your real world hero with us!
I’d love to hear about YOUR real world hero (or heroine for the guys!). Please feel free to comment or send the info to me and I’d love to include your story in this segment!