Man’s re-engagement to Army wife tops off return ceremony
February 1, 2017
Fort Campbell welcomed 332 soldiers home from deployment Wednesday night into Thursday morning at its airbase.
But Willie Sanders only had eyes for one.
After letting their children embrace his wife for a tearful moment, Sanders got down on one knee and asked Maj. Ireka Sanders to marry him — again.
“The first time I was in college, I was 24, didn’t have a lot of money, financial aid, oodles and noodles, that’s all I was good enough for,” Willie said. “But now I think I did a pretty good job.”
Because he was poor when he first decided to propose, he could only afford a “bubble gum” ring. The pair also decided to get tattoos to mark the occasion around their left hand ring fingers.
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