Navy Corpsman Surprises Nurse with Pre-Christmas Proposal

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:51 AM PDT
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Navy corpsman Robert Everhart drove from Texas to propose to girlfriend Michelle Gungon, a nurse in San Diego. Watch the surprise proposal above. (Video courtesy of Sharp)

Navy corpsman Robert Everhart drove from Texas to propose to girlfriend Michelle Gungon, a nurse in San Diego. Watch the surprise proposal above. (Video courtesy of Sharp)

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A Naval corpsman surprised his girlfriend with a wedding proposal a day before she expected him home on leave.

Robert Everhart drove from Fort Sam Houston in Texas to surprise his girlfriend, Michelle Gungon, a nurse in a San Diego hospital.

"She likes surprises. I figured that’d be the best way,” Everhart said.

Gungon was shocked when her boyfriend walked around the corner at Sharp Memorial Hospital in uniform and carrying a bouquet of purple flowers Monday.

Gungon thought she was picking him at the airport on Tuesday morning, just in time for Christmas.

Instead, Everhart surprised her with something she never expected - a ring.

Her co-workers cheered and applauded.

“I never thought he would ever do something like this,” Gungon said.

“He’s such a great guy. I don’t know, I just love him,” Gungon said. “He takes good care of me and his family, and I really like that.”

Everhart said his girlfriend has always been there for him, always supportive of him.

“I never would’ve gotten into rock climbing or hiking or all that other stuff without her being there,” he said.

After the proposal, Gungon said she has been thinking of a summer wedding, likely in the week between their birthdays.

Since Everhart’s birthday is July 7 and her birthday is July 21, she said she is thinking 7/14/14 sounds like a good wedding date.

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