Richard and Herta Edwards of Gastonia, N,C., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 9th. The couple were married in Augsburg, Germany where they met while he was stationed there serving in the U.S. Army. Mrs. Edwards is the former Herta Friedl born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Augusburg, Germany. Richard Fair Edwards, born in Orangeburg, S.C., is the son of Maybeth Fair Edwards and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Fair.
Mr. Edwards is retired from the US Army where he served as a Green Beret in the Special Forces for over 21 years. He did a tour in Vietnam. Later he retired from the US Post Office in Gastonia, N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have three daughters, Susan Shiflet of Gastonia, N.C., Linda Jacobs of Franklin, N.C. and Cynthia McCall of Gastonia, N.C., one son-in-law, David McCall, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.