Miriam Neill, 64, and husband David Neill, 59, both served in the U.S. Navy in completely opposite roles, their careers crossing paths and at different times until they chose to tie the knot together. February 28, Miriam retired from the U.S. Postal Service after more than 35 years, including stops in Ingleside and finally, Aransas Pass.
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David as he appeared at age 19. In the Navy he was trained in antisubmarine warfare tactics, and knew how to handle shipboard defense systems, too, here manning a 20mm chain gun during the Persian Gulf War. As his ball cap signifies, he is an Operation Desert Storm veteran.
Courtesy: David Neill
Miriam as she appeared around age 30, the name plate on her uniform reflecting that of a previous marriage. The Baton Rouge, LA native served as a dispersing (payroll) clerk in the Navy.
Courtesy: Miriam Neill