A Love To Last A Lifetime, And Then Some

Red Carson says he was in a fog after his wife of 64 years, Dorothy, died two years ago. That is, until he woke in the middle of night with a vision for how to honor her life.

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Red Carson says he was in a fog after his wife of 64 years, Dorothy, died. That is, until he awoke one night with a vision for how to honor her memory. (Published Saturday, Sep 15, 2012)

This story originally aired September 14, 2012

Red and Dorothy Carson's love was a forbidden one. Not for any religious or cultural reasons, rather for military ones. When the two met, both serving in a station hospital in Iceland during World War II, she was an officer, he was not.

It wasn't enough to keep the San Jose couple apart. In fact, they spent the rest of their lives together, married 64 years until Dorothy's death in 2010. After her death, Red admits he was in a fog. That is, until one night he woke from a deep sleep with a vision for how to honor her life: with a scholarship at San Jose State University to the nursing program.

Watch how he did it in Garvin Thomas' story above.

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