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Moms Share Their Joyful Military Reunions

A Surprise Engagement
What do you do if you want to make a special moment even more memorable? You add a proposal. During U.S. Marine Tim's second tour in Iraq, he called girlfriend Trish's father from the desert to ask permission and arranged to have a family heirloom made into an engagement ring.

When Tim got down on one knee and popped the question, Trish described it as "a storybook homecoming and beginning of a military family 10 years in the making."