Surprise proposal caught on camera in Conroe

November 29, 2013 11:29:35 AM PST
It was a surprise proposal captured on video. A soldier from Conroe spent nearly a full day in transit to pop the big question to his high school sweetheart.

Byron Van Biljon and Stormy Perry met while at Caney Creek High school. After high school, Byron joined the Army. He graduated boot camp and was sent to Camp Gordon near Augusta, Georgia, in August. The two hadn't seen each other since. That is, until Friday.

With the help of Byron's family and Stormy's friend, Kayla, the soldier would set up the surprise proposal. He hopped on a bus Thanksgiving morning and rode 22 hours from Georgia back home to pop the question, and it all happened in the parking lot of a Best Buy in Conroe.

Stormy and Kayla, who were out shopping for Black Friday, were approached by a camera crew to do an interview about shopping that day. Little did Stormy know that Byron was not only back in town, but also right behind her with a dozen roses and a question.

"Will you marry me?" asked Byron to Stormy after a long embrace.

And, of course, she said yes.

"Military life's difficult to have a relationship with someone unless you're married and she's the one I want to be with the rest of my life," said Byron.

"I was not expecting this at all," said a still-shocked Stormy.

The newly-engaged couple doesn't have long together. He has to be on a bus at 1pm Saturday for the 22-hour ride back to Georgia.

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