Soldier pops the question during brief trip home.
A Florida family got all they want and them some on Saturday when their soldier returned home for Christmas.
Dozens gathered at Southwest Florida International airport waiting for 18-year-old Bruce Elmore to return home from training in Oklahoma.
Everyone there knew what was about to happen next, except his girlfriend 18-year-old Ashley Hendricks.
"Everyone can I have your attention, please! This girl, Ashley Hendricks; I am in love with her, and that's why I'm proposing to her, " said Bruce as he got down on one knee.
The rough and tough warrior serving his country now faces his toughest mission yet.
Ashley's response was yes.
Bruce says he knew she would say yes.
"It was absolutely adorable," said Melissa Terry, Ashley's mother.
The two plan to get married on December 26th in a friend's back yard.
Afterwards, Ashley says she's ready to embrace the challenging role of an army wife.
Bruce leaves to continue training in two weeks.