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Soldier about to go to Afghanistan marries girlfriend over Skype

June 4, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by DAILY MAIL REPORTER

A Colorado soldier facing deployment to Afghanistan has tied the knot with his girlfriend over Skype from his base in Panama.�

In a virtual whirlwind, Staff Sgt. Darrin Brust initiated the romantic gesture by proposing to his long-time girlfriend Torey Simons at the airport before he left for Central America.�

With one week before his deployment to Afghanistan, Torey had little time to prepare the online ceremony but with family gathered in her home and Darrin's soldier buddies huddled around the computer as witnesses, the couple made their vows.�

Organising a virtual wedding was no small feat for the Greenwood Village, Colorado native who has already changed her name on Facebook and updated her status to 'married'.�

'I had less than a week to organize it,' Tory told�CBS Denver.�'It was a little chaotic.'

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