World War II veteran gets married at 91 years old

GULFPORT, MS (WCMH) — William “Wild Bill” Allen is just another example of it’s never too late to find love.

“I believe I am as close to paradise as I am going to get on this Earth,” Allen told the Sun Herald.

Allen, a retired Navy Chief married Jamie Simpson Shubert, 76, in a ceremony earlier this month.

The two first started off as friends, but then, it turned into something more.

“I waited, ah, about 40 years now, for him to come along,” said Shubert.

They both reside at the armed forces retirement home in Mississippi. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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