Marine veteran, 92, is 'something blue' at Missouri wedding

(FOX NEWS) - A U.S. Marine Corps veteran recovered from an illness to fulfill his goal of being the "something blue" at his niece's wedding in Missouri.

Bill Lee Eblen, 92, was a sergeant in the Marine Corps during WWII and a veteran of the Korean War, according to a Facebook post submitted by Alison Ferrell, Eblen's niece.

Eblen was recovering from pneumonia and was not certain he would make it to Alison and Matthew Ferrell’s wedding in Cape Girardeau.

Eblen, who lives at a veterans' home in Illinois, told the nurses he was determined to get well enough “to be her (Alison Ferrell) ‘something blue’ on her wedding day.”

“I said 'I’m 92-years-old this is a miracle happening to me!'” Eblen told KFVS.

After recovering from an illness, Eblen was wheeled down the isle of his niece’s wedding in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Adorned in his Marine Corps uniform, complete with blue slacks, Eblen held a sign which read “I’m her something blue.”

“It meant everything to me that he was there as my something blue,” the bride told People. “I come from a family where we have great respect and admiration for those in the armed services, so having him there in his blues was perfect.”

“You don’t ever forget your military experience,” Eblen said. “I just respect Alison’s decision to include me in her wedding, plus it was a lot of fun!”

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Marine veteran, 92, is 'something blue' at Missouri wedding
  • Seminole County school district is the first in the state to try new "Panic Button" smart app
  • Photos of teacher panhandling for school supplies go viral
  • Texas man ordered to pay $65G in child support for kid who isn't his
  • Brothers, ages 5 and 2, crash mom's car during joy ride
  • Death toll in immigrant smuggling case rises
  • 9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck
  • New York restaurant has one-drink limit policy for customers with kids
  • Teens who recorded, mocked drowning disabled man charged for their involvement
  • McDonald's employee foils early morning armed robbery attempt