Heartache for Sgt. Ray Lewis, a Marine recruiter currently stationed in Texas who requested the honor of escorting actress Betty White to this fall's Marine Corps Ball.
Unfortunately, Ms. White's filming schedule conflicts with the timing of the event:
"I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation," White said in a statement released by her publicist. "As everyone knows, I love a man in uniform ... but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot in Cleveland.'"
The statement ended: "Love, Betty White."
It's ok; we still love you, Betty!