Gay Sailor Proposes To Boyfriend At Connecticut's Naval Submarine Base After Six Month Deployment
It was quite the romantic scene at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn. on Aug. 12, when a sailor on the USS New Mexico popped the question to his longtime partner after six months at sea.
The New London Day reports that Petty Officer 2nd class Jerrel Revels dropped to one knee before proposing to his partner, Dylan Kirchner, at the base's Pier 31.
"It kind of tickled my mind every now and then that (he would propose) but I never expected this," Kirchner, a Connecticut resident who was introduced to the Texas-born Revels last September, told The Day's Kerry M. Flynn. "I didn't really care everybody was around. It felt just like the two of us."