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Patriotic proposal aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship

Navy reservist Chris Wagner proposed to his girlfriend this Fourth of July. (Source: WECT) Navy reservist Chris Wagner proposed to his girlfriend this Fourth of July. (Source: WECT)
She said, "Yes!" (Source: WECT) She said, "Yes!" (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

One couple celebrated their engagement this Fourth of July. Navy reservist Chris Wagner proposed to his girlfriend Monday morning aboard the USS Battleship North Carolina.

Wagner is stationed in Florida, but flew up to Wilmington to surprise her on their family vacation. He said he couldn't wait any longer, and traveled 14 hours so he could propose.

After saying yes, Paige Ayscue said they're looking forward to planning their wedding. She said they both love their country, and couldn't think of a better day to get engaged.

"When I met him, he was kind of everything I'd been wanting. It just kind of worked out that God just worked his timing to bring us together and fall in love really," she said. 

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