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Sergeant pops question after returning from Afghanistan

August 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fresh off a 12-month tour in Afghanistan, a soldier decided to pop the big question to his girlfriend at a Texas airport.

With a terminal full of people and a ring in hand, Sgt. Josh Salicco got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Christina.

They were surrounded by cheering family, friends and well wishers in Amarillo.

"Without her, I wouldn't have been able to make it. She was my life support," said Salicco.

Christina said yes, and the couple is expected to marry in June 2012.