Russell and Katharina Abbott of Killeen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and close friends.
They married Feb. 22, 1963, in Germany.
Mr. Abbott is retired from the U.S. Army and civil service.
Their children are William Abbott of Killeen, Klaus Abbott of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Carolyn Harris of Killeen.
They have five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.