Surprise marriage proposal from Iraq

Friday, January 13th 2006, 10:28 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa soldier spans 8 time zones to ask a special woman a very important question.

He's a US Army gunner in Iraq, who's been in the military for eleven years and Friday was a big day.

Chris Brown has wanted to propose to his girlfriend Shawnda Cole for weeks. But it's a tall order, when you're in a war zone on the other side of the globe.

With a little help from the News on 6, Chris was able to pull off a proposal.

Shawnda Cole: "I knew it was coming sooner or later but I didn't know it would be like this or that you would be able to talk to me to do it in person."

Chris Brown: "I thought a long time about how I can do it and this was the best I could think of.”

It's as close to face to face as you can get, from halfway around the world.