It started one Saturday morning in 2012 at the USO of Metropolitan New York’s Douglas MacArthur Center inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal, when Prentice-Faller showed up early to teach Marine Reserve Maj. Joe Faller how to open the center.
Unbeknownst to Prentice-Faller and Pat Walsh – the USO of Metropolitan New York’s manager of programs and services who coordinated the shift – Faller had already been trained.
“We realized that it wasn’t his first time [opening the center] and that we had just kind of gotten put on the schedule together,” Prentice-Faller said. “But that started more of the first conversation [between us].”
The two got engaged in 2013 and were married last year. They even asked Walsh to give a toast at the reception and talk about how they met.