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Soldier proposes on Aluminum Overcast
By Ric Reynolds
 
Letece was overcome when she realized what was happening.
Newly engaged Brandon and Letece, on the flight deck of Aluminum Overcast.
Brandon Scott, of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, knew he would propose marriage to his girlfriend this year, but he wanted to make it an extra special event.

So he made arrangements to do it at AirVenture…during a B-17 flight on EAA's Aluminum Overcast Sunday morning. (Their original flight was Saturday but was called off due to low ceilings.)

Scott, a member of the 147th Aviation Regiment of the Wisconsin National Guard, wanted his proposal to be unique. "From what I was told by the flight crew, this had never been done before," he said.

His fiancé, Letece Borreson, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin , described how it all went down. "He took me down to the nose of the airplane, then handed me a booklet," she said, one containing personal messages to her. By the time she finished, tears were streaming down her face and Scott was on one knee asking for her hand.

Needless to say, his now fiancé, Letece Borreson, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, said, "Yes."

"He had me at hello," she said.

The couple plans a 2012 wedding.

Scott has been to every AirVenture since birth-and then some. His mother was pregnant with him at the 1987 fly-in, so at age 23, he claims 2010 as his 24th visit to the Oshkosh fly-in.

Scott has been an EAA member since the age of three, accounting for his relatively low EAA number of 351054.

He plans to start Blackhawk helicopter flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, this year. He says he is also pursuing his private pilot certificate.

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