Industrial management alum and wife celebrate 74 years of marriage

Published: Jan 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Megan Burmester, smithmp@auburn.edu, 334.844.2220

tugboat
Tugboats were used as apartments at Auburn during the post- World War II housing crisis. This tugboat is similar to one lived in by George and Mavis Waters.

Congratulations to George Truman Waters and Mavis Adams Waters on celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, 2015! This couple has gone the distance by enduring triumphs and hardship together. Georige, a 1949 industrial management alum, was a newlywed student attending Auburn before he was called to serve in World War II. George, along with one of his professors, invented a parachute for the gunner which ended up saving his life during World War II when his plane was shot down. He was a POW in Germany after his plane crashed. Once he was released, he and Mavis returned to Auburn so he could complete his degree and lived in a tugboat made into an apartment on campus. This couple has quite a rich history and story and congrats on achieving such a milestone!