Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part story. Part 2 will be published in next week’s issue. Joe Crankshaw is one of a vanishing breed — a newspaperman who is also a combat-wounded Army veteran. The vast majority of today’s journalists have never served, much less experienced war firsthand. Not so for Joe.
For Veteran Voice
Chuck Hunziker and Bob Collier are called a legacy couple in some circles. The two military veterans have been a couple for more than a half century. Now the Fort Lauderdale pair wants the state to recognize their recent marriage. “It was a long engagement,” Hunziker said. “We wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing, so we waited 50 years.”