Photos of Vivian Liberto Distin (Johnny Cash’s first wife) are few and far between. Here is one. According to CarolinaPurl: "Vivian and Johnny met at a skating rink in San Antonio, Texas in 1950. He was in basic training, and she was a senior in high school. Three weeks later, Johnny was shipped off to Landsberg, Germany, where he served as a radio intercept operator for the Air Force. Johnny and Vivian exchanged over 10,000 pages of love letters during his military service. They had a long...Read Full Story
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On July 18, 1951, while in Air Force training, Cash met 17-year-old Vivian Liberto at a roller skating rink in her native San Antonio. They dated for three weeks, until Cash was deployed to Germany for a three-year tour. During that time, the couple exchanged hundreds of pages of love letters. On August 7, 1954, one month after his discharge, they were married at St. Ann’s Catholic church in...Read Full Story