Am I Really War Bride?

Technically, a war bride is a woman that a service member meets and marries while fighting a war overseas.   I’m an Asian American who married a Marine during war time, so I think that is close enough to count. I guess the reason the term war bride resonates with me is the very idea that I married a man because of war.  Don’t get me wrong, we were in love and would have likely gotten married even if we weren’t a country at war, but we married in the race against a deployment.  To me, it makes me the new definition of a war bride.  And there are so many of us. Think of how many military spouses out there met and married their service members during this conflict.  It’s hard to not meet the criteria of my new definition when this war has lasted over 10 years.  So what Continue reading