KUSA - Mark Tate is a Lance Corporal in the U.S Marine Corp. and a Columbine graduate.

On Friday, he returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

But instead of the attention being on him, he turned the attention on one lucky lady.

His girlfriend Christal was flying in to Denver International Airport Friday night around the same time.

After waiting and waiting, she finally arrived.

And he had one question.

"Will you marry me?" asked Tate. Christal said yes.

All of Tate's family and friends were there for the proposal and gave Christal flowers.