Navy Vet Cory Huston and Marine Avarice Guerrero got engaged on Southern California’s Camp Pendleton. The military and history will remember it as the first place a marriage proposal was popped from one veteran boyfriend to another. Details follow.
Huston posed the question as Guerrero returned from service in Afghanistan. San Diego’s LGBT Weekly was there for the big moment:
After a few minutes of emotional holding and kissing, Huston went anxiously down on one knee; looked up at Guerrero, who was dressed from head to toe in military fatigues; and produced an engagement ring and the time-honored phrase, “Will you marry me?”
Huston’s mild tremble, a result of hours and days of anticipation about this day, was quickly quieted by the one word every hopeful fiancé wants to hear: “Yes.”
“I was blown away,” Guerrero said, staring at the shining ring on his finger shortly after the proposal. “I was shocked that after all we’d been through, he would honestly want to spend the rest of his life with someone like me.”
History was just made on military grounds. It’s time to start writing it down.