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Two Gay Military Vets Share Their Story Of Coming Out & Getting Hitched In Their Veteran Home!

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Sometimes, acceptance is found where you least expect it.

That was the case for World War II veteran John Banvard (above, left) and his husband Gerard "Jerry" Nadeau (above, right), a Vietnam vet, who expected backlash from fellow residents after tying the knot at the veterans home where they lived.

Thankfully, the couple was pleasantly surprised by how accepting the other vets at their Chula Vista, California nursing home were, despite having been previously confused about what John and Jerry's relationship was.

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While they remained coy about their love story for years, the military veterans have been together for "almost 25 years," and were both "sort of" in the closet when they met back in 1993.

Speaking on NPR's Morning Edition radio show on Friday, the 100-year-old John explained:

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