Edwin Morgan was one of millions of American men who fought the Nazis in World War II. When victory was declared, Edwin and many other soldiers decided to bring home a few souvenirs. One of the items he sent home was an emergency parachute used by a Luftwaffe pilot.
When Edwin returned home, it was time to get back to living. He fell in love with Betty, who lived next door, and she agreed to marry him. However, with food and supplies of all kinds being rationed, Betty wondered how she would afford a wedding gown. Betty’s future mother-in-law suggested that she use the parachute that Edwin had brought home to make the wedding gown because material was scarce. Betty, who was initially hesitant, took the Nazi parachute to a skilled tailor, who worked his magic, transforming the Nazi parachute into a beautiful “one-of-a-kind” gown!
In the video below, Edwin and Betty recount their courtship and how her unusual wedding gown came to be.
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