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Soldiers and surprises return to Hunter Army Airfield

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - 150 soldiers greeted family and loved ones Sunday night. The soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, were deployed to Afghanistan for a year.

Another sweet surprise awaited one soldier. It came in a little box and was delivered on one knee.

Nicholas Holley popped the question to his long time girlfriend, Monica Smith, in front of her comrades and family.

"She's put a lot into this brigade and I figured in front of the brigade is who she ought to be proposed too," said Holley.

"I didn't know what was about to happen. I don't know if there's words to say. I'm already psyched because I'm coming home and then I was really scared and then I wasn't anymore," said Smith.

The newly engaged couple said they're not sure when or where they'll get married.

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