The Eisenhower's at his duty station in San Antonio, 1916.
On this date, in 1916, Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower wed in Denver Colorado, her hometown. She was 19 years old, and he was 25. The wedding took place at her parents home and was presided over by a Presbyterian minister. The couple met in San Antonio where she was attending finishing school, and where the family also wintered. Her father was a meat packing executive for Doud & Montgomery and had retired at age 36. Dwight Eisenhower was, of course, a serving office in the U.S. Army. An excellent training officer, Eisenhower was not assigned a role that lead in his entering Mexico during the Punitive Expedition, and indeed he remained in the United States in a training role during World War One.