Fifty years ago, on June 22, 1963, Jim Hicks and Brenda Gill were married in Centerville, Tenn. They began their married life together in Beaufort, S.C., where Jim was stationed at Parris Island and Brenda worked at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. They shared 31 years of Marine Corps service until Jim retired in 1991. They moved into their 27th house on Lady's Island, where they reside today. They have two daughters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.