SOURCE: Robbins Brothers

December 12, 2007 18:24 ET

Luis, Will You Marry Me? Love, Sgt. Jasmine

Robbins Bros. Helps Female Soldier Returning From Iraq Complete Mission of Proposing Marriage to Soldier Boyfriend

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Sgt. Jasmine Chopra of the U.S. Army can now breathe a sigh of relief since she has completed one of the biggest missions of her life -- proposing marriage to her soldier boyfriend. On Dec. 7, Chopra courageously popped the big question via a mobile billboard to her long-time best friend, now fiancé, Sgt. Luis Delgadillo on the campus of her alma mater, Chapman University in Orange, California with the assistance of Robbins Bros., World's Biggest Engagement Ring Store®, and Dallas is Love.

"Marriage was the last thing on my mind," said Chopra. "And now, I'm the one who proposed! Luis helped me realize that I can continue to be an outspoken, vibrant, powerful woman, yet still find comfort and pleasure in being completely in love and interdependent."

It's not everyday that a mobile billboard is utilized to profess one's profound love for another, and when Sgt. Delgadillo landed his eyes upon the crimson red billboard that read, "Luis, Will You Marry Me? Love, Jasmine," he became wide-eyed and had to re-read the billboard to make certain that those enduring words were directed toward him. After catching his breath, Sgt. Delgadillo effortlessly uttered the words, "Of course I will." Once he responded, Steve Robbins, Chief Engagement Officer at Robbins Bros., provided him with an engagement ring for Sgt. Chopra, and, being the remarkable, fearless gentleman Sgt. Delgadillo is, he took control of the proposal at that point and dropped to one knee to ask for Sgt. Chopra's hand in marriage with the one-carat, princess-cut solitaire she had selected on his behalf.

"He is one of the most affable, joyful people I know," said Sgt. Chopra. "He is also a natural born leader and always leads from the front, fearlessly taking on missions that others might shrink away from. He makes me want to be a better soldier."

As part of its A Soldier's Perfect Holiday Marriage Proposal program, Robbins Bros. joined forces with Dallas is Love to identify military men and women who were looking to propose to their significant other this holiday season. The Proposal program was implemented by Robbins Bros. to show its appreciation for the sacrifices made by our military men and women serving our country. Through Dallas is Love, Robbins Bros. received requests from military personnel serving overseas asking for assistance in proposing to their girlfriend and, in the case of Sgt. Chopra, boyfriend.

Dallas is Love is a Dallas-based non-profit military appreciation organization created by the joint efforts of sister and brother, Tania and Patrick Foster, in 2004 when Tania was 15-years-old and Patrick only 12-years-old. The organization raises money to convert into gift certificates to benefit the four branches of the military. What initially began as a program to benefit military service members stationed in South Korea, in three years time, has grown into a program that is able to benefit military service members stationed worldwide.

As a winner of A Soldier's Perfect Holiday Marriage Proposal program, Sgt. Chopra was awarded two Robbins Bros. engagement rings; one for her now fiancé and herself. In addition, Robbins Bros. provided the mobile billboard and engagement experts who assisted Chopra in planning her surprise proposal on the campus of Chapman University, near the university's chapel, where she hopes to wed when Sgt. Delgadillo graduates from Cal State Fullerton with a major in Journalism.

Both Army Reserve soldiers are scheduled to return to their separate, distant military bases in Iraq, Camp Anaconda and Forward Operating Base Kalsu, in the following days and will resume their online, virtual dates until they reunite in Southern California after both have completed their remaining five months of active duty.

Robbins Bros. is an engagement ring retailer that specializes in extensive product education, exceptional value, unique Perfect Proposals™ engagement and wedding planning services, and onsite jewelers who can customize any ring. The jeweler opened its first freestanding California store location in Fullerton in 1995. Other Southern California stores include Canoga Park, Torrance, Montclair, San Diego, Mission Viejo, Glendale and now Riverside. The company operates three stores in Houston, one in Dallas, and recently launched three stores in Chicago this past summer. For more information, please visit www.robbinsbros.com or call 1-800-610-RING.

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