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By Kevin Lilley, Staff report
When it appeared a first sergeant and his fiancée would have to call off their wedding because of a change to his unit’s training schedule, love found a way.
Well, love and Delta Company. And some tanks.
First Sgt. Riley Flaherty met the future Kelly Flaherty while they were high schoolers in central Ohio. He joined the Army, she stayed near home and became a firefighter. They reconnected about two decades later — first came a long-distance romance, then both of them moved to Fort Hood, Texas, in October.