• US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, and Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, exit the hospital chapel as man and wife on Valentine's Day, 2014.

    Just Married

    US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, and Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, exit the hospital chapel as man and wife on Valentine's Day, 2014.

  • US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, kisses his new bride, Mrs. Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, as Maj. Kurt O'Donnell, hospital chaplain, gives the couple a thumb's up.

    Kiss the bride

    US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, kisses his new bride, Mrs. Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, as Maj. Kurt O'Donnell, hospital chaplain, gives the couple a thumb's up.

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Who needs some new-fangled Internet dating site when you can still meet someone the old fashioned way?

Friends of US Air Force retiree, Wilmer Johns, and Mary Roper-Johns, a Red Cross volunteer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, joke with feigned suspicion about the couple's "accidental" meeting last year.

But the meeting was definitely an accident.

"I accidently drove my car into his," said Roper-Johns, beaming in unashamed delight, following the couple's Valentine's Day wedding in the hospital chapel Friday.

So, the accidental meeting of cars resulted in the couple's unintentional "crush," you could say.

And the accident remains under suspicion.

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