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Local Marine Surprises Girlfriend with Proposal

U.S. marine shocks girlfriend with marriage proposal

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    A local Marine managed to pull off the surprise of a lifetime.

    With the help of his  friends at MCAS Miramar, Lance Corporal William Bell was able to keep his marriage proposal a secret.

    Leianna Seals thought she was in San Diego to pick up a gown for the upcoming military ball.

    Bell won an engagement ring and gown in a contest in which he shared his love story about how they met in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

    Much to her surprise, Bell proposed instead and she said: Yes!

    "It was an awesome surprise, first time in Southern California, so I'm loving the weather, here from Southern New Orleans, so I'm just speechless. I don't know what else to say," said Seals.

    They haven't set a wedding date yet.

    The military ball is next month.