Soldier proposes at Braves game


Spec Maurice Clemons of Columbus salutes as other service members and Braves players stand during the national anthem at the Fox Sport South 3rd annual Tribute to the Troops at the Braves game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field Sunday June 30, 2013. Army service personnel from Fort Benning and the Georgia National Guard were hosted by the Braves and heard remarks from Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

ATLANTA - It was a memorable weekend at Turner Field, starting with the retirement of Chipper Jones' No. 10 and ending with a surprise proposal on television.

First Lt. Ariel Castro popped the question during the third inning of Sunday's Braves-Diamondbacks game, stunning his girlfriend Cherie Byron.

Castro is stationed at Fort Benning and had just returned from Afghanistan nine days earlier.

Byron thought they were being interviewed about the game by Fox Sports South, but suddenly Castro got down on one knee.

The proposal came during a special Salute to the Troops held by the sports network and the Braves.

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