What's more heart-pounding than being a paratrooper? Proposing to your girlfriend.

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JOHANNESBURG, Mich. – Once you’ve worked up the nerve, the next step is executing the plan. How do you plan to pull it off and make certain it ends with a perfect and memorable moment?

The topic we’re discussing is the process of how people choose to get engaged to be married. Some people are content to keep the process traditional – get down on one knee and politely ask, ‘will you marry me?’

Other people look to combine creativity with romance, while trying to be original.

That’s what United States Army paratrooper Keith Earnest tried to do, and in the process, he truly redefined how to “take the plunge.”

His well-orchestrated engagement made him realize that falling from the sky is much less stressful than falling for a girl.

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