Ohioan Gets Divorce to Rejoin Marines
Will Remarry Wife

The Kerrville Times, Kerrville, Texas
July 3, 1955

Cincinnati (AP) - Walter Sheets outmaneuvered the Marines by getting a divorce.

The 24-year-old Portsmouth Ohio resident wanted to rejoin the corps, but Marine regulations ban the reenlisting of a man with dependents.

And Sheets had four:  his pretty wife, Nancy Ann, 33, and their three children, Vickie 4; Steffi 2; and Tommy 6 months.

He had little trouble persuading Nancy in getting a divorce until he was back in uniform.  She agreed.

"What he wants, I want," she sighed.

The Scioto County Common Pleas Court ended their marriage last Friday.  Yesterday, armed with his divorce papers and his ex-wife, he reenlisted in the Marines for four years.

The couple will be remarried within a few days, they said.  And Nancy added she will join her husband-to-be wherever he goes.