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How Did This Vet Become Prom King?

Ralph Wozniak and his wife LaVerne have worked hard their entire lives. Ralph enlisted into the Marine Corps during WWII and then again to fight in Korea. Ralph and LaVerne got married in 1949 and continue being an adorable couple so many years later. But something was missing from their lives, something that they had always wanted to do when they were younger, but missed out on due to Ralph’s service to our country!

During WWII, the entire country was focusing on the war effort, so for Ralph and LaVerne, there was no prom. Ralph missed the prom a second time when he was deployed to Korea. Dances might not seem that important to some, but the Wozniak’s met at a USO dance and courted each other that way. Prom was the only dance they hadn’t shared!

That is, until the Hillsborough County Aging Services threw a Senior Prom in Tampa, FL.

Ralph and LaVerne got dressed to the nines; LaVerne wore a stunning gold dress with a sash and Ralph looked spiffy in a grey suit and a bow-tie. And based on a random drawing out of a hat, Ralph was even crowned “prom king!” It was a great day for the both of them, a day they won’t soon forget.


Ralph and LaVerne Wozniak at prom

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