In a column by Nancy Eshelman for the Patriot-News, Gettysburg College alum Earl Besch was featured. Besch and his wife have been married for 65 years this past November, and their story was discussed in a special Valentine's Day column.
From the Patriot-News:
Earl, like many young men of the time, left high school early and went off to a military training program at Gettysburg College. When the war ended, he resumed his education there.
Nancy, meanwhile, studied at Wilson College, 24 miles away.
Weekends, they scrambled for rides so they could be together.