John & Josie Perez of Escondido just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They met in the summer of 1959 while in the 7th grade. Graduating from Escondido High School in 1965 they were voted cutest couple. John was drafted in 1966 and served a tour in Vietnam receiving a purple heart. John & Josie were married September 24, 1967. They have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. The happy couple still live in Escondido.