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Surprise Proposal From Army Private at Jacksonville International Airport

10:38 AM, Mar 14, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A surprise military proposal at the airport on Saturday evening took a 31-year old woman completely off guard.

Private First Class David Mellert pulled it off with a lot of help from officials from Delta and officials at Jacksonville International Airport.

Mellert passed out four dozen roses on his plane from Memphis to Jacksonville on Saturday evening.

When the passengers got off the plane, they handed a single rose off to his puzzled girlfriend Duffan Dickert, who was waiting in the airport atrium.

Dickert said "Yes."

Mellert is home on leave for 12 days from a military base in Germany.
The couple plans to get married before his leave is over. They said Mellert is being deployed to Afghanistan next month, which is why they want to get married right away.

Click on Interviews on this story to hear from the happy couple.

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