Wally and Jean Rayl

 

February 16, 2023

Love at first sight may often be thought to be a cliche reserved for romance novels and movies, but it was reality for one couple now celebrating 70 years together.

"It was love at first sight," said Wally Rail every time he tells the story about the night he met Jean Krouse at the Lima YMCA in January 1952.

A little over year later, the two were married on February 7, 1953.

Jean grew up in Lima, Ohio and Wally was raised on a farm in nearby Ada, Ohio. Two months after they were wed, Wally was drafted by the US Army.  His 26-year career included two tours in Korea and one in Vietnam.  U...



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