The Life of a Navy Wife
by Kate McGinn
I met my husband through my boss, at the time, and her husband, who just happened to be his brother. It was the summer of 1986 which was also the summer the movie “Top Gun” was released. We went to see it on our second date. The Navy played a huge role in the film. I hadn’t any inkling that it would figure prominently in my future.
My exposure to military life wasn’t based solely on movies or books I’d read. In 1983, I received a commission as an Army Reserve officer, so my viewpoint was significantly different from someone without a military background. After two years of long-distance conversations, trips to see each other and a ton of letters, my sailor asked me to marry him.
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