The sun rises in the background as Bob Nolan spends a quiet moment visiting his wife Peggy at Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery. Nolan, a 79-year-old retired army veteran who served for 20 years 2 months and 22 days, visits Peggy every morning. Since she passed in 2007 Bob has only missed visiting his "beautiful Southern Belle" 21 days. Peggy is buried with his purple heart medal around her neck. "I figured she gave me an extraordinary life, she deserves it," he said.
The sun rises in the background as Bob Nolan spends a quiet moment visiting his wife Peggy at Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery. Nolan, a 79-year-old retired army veteran who served for 20 years 2 months and 22 days, visits Peggy every morning. Since she passed in 2007 Bob has only missed visiting his "beautiful Southern Belle" 21 days. Peggy is buried with his purple heart medal around her neck. "I figured she gave me an extraordinary life, she deserves it," he said. gmelendez@thestate.com
The sun rises in the background as Bob Nolan spends a quiet moment visiting his wife Peggy at Fort Jackson National Military Cemetery. Nolan, a 79-year-old retired army veteran who served for 20 years 2 months and 22 days, visits Peggy every morning. Since she passed in 2007 Bob has only missed visiting his "beautiful Southern Belle" 21 days. Peggy is buried with his purple heart medal around her neck. "I figured she gave me an extraordinary life, she deserves it," he said. gmelendez@thestate.com

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