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Thursday, August 13, 2015

2 ex-presidents witness wounded veteran’s marriage proposal

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A soldier who was badly wounded in Afghanistan has proposed to his girlfriend in Maine while two former presidents looked on.

George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and their first ladies watched as retired Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries proposed to Lauren Lilly at the Bush summer home in Kennebunkport. The elder Bush tweeted his congratulations, wishing them “a lifetime of joy together.”

Jeffries is from Florida. He lost his legs in an explosion in 2012. Two friends helped him drop to a prosthetic knee to propose on Monday.



Anonymous said...

That is one man whose shoe Bush definitely wouldn't want to have thrown at him.

Anonymous said...

Like 'em or not, the Bushes have class and those who worked for them at the WH have said they were wonderful to work for, down-to-earth people. You won't hear the same complementary remarks from Clinton's and Obama's WH staff.