This love story started with the jitterbug in Wildwood, 70 years ago

RIO GRANDE — When he wasn’t performing intense training routines as a U.S. Navy dive bomber during World War II, Ozzie Capone would unwind at the nearby beaches and dance halls along the boardwalk.

At the Starlight Ballroom in Wildwood, he saw a young woman slip and fall while doing the jitterbug, a popular swing dance at the time. Capone helped her up, and the two made introductions: she was Evelyn, who would later marry him in 1946. On June 29, the couple celebrated their 71st anniversary. 

And late last month, Naval Air Station Wildwood got a visit from Capone, who trained at Hangar No. 1 at …read more

Source: Cape May

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