Soldier’s Secret Airport Proposal

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(Memphis) A soldier home for the holidays gives his girlfriend a big surprise.

Private Mychal Chelette flew into Memphis today from Fort Meade and popped the question in front of an airport crowd.

Chelette got down on one knee just minutes after his arrival at Memphis International Airport and it was obvious to everyone around what was happening.

As he put the ring on her finger there were cheers all around.

His girlfriend, now fiancée,  Vikki Degner was shaking the whole time.

Chelette said he just wanted this to be something she would remember.

"I haven't been home in several months so I figured I would do something special for her," said Chelette.

Chelette just finished his basic training in August and is now doing advanced individual training at Fort Meade, Maryland.

He will be home for two weeks and says his fiancée will be going back to Maryland with him.