Homecoming proposal popped at Groton base after sub docks

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GROTON – An officer in the U.S. Navy brought a nice surprise home to his sweetheart when his sub docked in Groton and his lucky lady got much more than just a reunion with her sailor.

The U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire docked Wednesday and the heartwarming homecoming moment was captured as Petty Officer 2nd class Benjamin Gaston dropped to one knee to propose marriage to his girlfriend Sarah Eastwood, according to The Day.

The proposal was posted on the Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook page.

The sub came back from a regularly scheduled deployment to the European Command area of authority.

She said yes, by the way.