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Bridal boutique in N.C. donates 43 dresses in 'Operation Wedding Gown'

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U.S. Army Cpl. Fama Fall tries on wedding gowns at Poffie Girls during 'Operation Wedding Gown' in Gastonia, N.C., Nov. 20. The bridal boutique donated 43 gowns Sunday to brides serving in the military or marrying someone in the military. Both Fall and her fiance Sgt. Ricardo Smith are on active duty at Fort Bragg.

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Bridal consultant Eaine Deamer, right, helps Jacqueline Myers looks through dresses during 'Operation Wedding Gown' at Poffie Girls bridal boutique in Gastonia, N.C., Nov. 20. Myers and her fiance, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kassem Sheronick are from Spartanburg, S.C.

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Elaine Deamer, from left, Jeanelle Costner and Maritza Batallas help Ann Marie Toebes try on a dress during 'Operation Wedding Gown' at Poffie Girls bridal boutique in Gastonia, N.C., Nov. 20. Toebes, from Cary, N.C., is a medical student at the Univeristy of North Carolina and is engaged to U.S. Army Spc. Peter Richards who is currently deployed in Afghanistan.

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Jennifer Perricone, who drove from Fort Bragg and camped out to receive her free wedding gown, holds a sign she made supporting her husband reading 'I love you Spc. Michael Perricone. Thank you for risking your life for my dress' at Poffie Girls in Gastonia, N.C., Nov. 20. The bridal boutique donated 43 gowns on Sunday to brides in the military or brides marrying a member of the military, some of whom had a courthouse wedding and plan to have a formal ceremony with family at a later date when their loved ones come home from service overseas.