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South Georgia soldier marries in Penguin Encounter

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Orlando -- A "far from typical wedding" for a South Georgia couple. A soldier who left the desert of Iraq last week got married Tuesday in an ice castle.

Surrounded by 250 naturally-tuxedoed penguins, Private First Class Trey Johnson and Abby Shealy of Lee County exchanged marriage vows.

 The Third Infantry Division soldier is on leave from his second tour in Iraq. Johnson served on the front lines during the invasion.

He and Abby were married in the Penguin Encounter at Seaworld in thirty degree temperatures surrounded by their family and the penguins.

The Minister performing the ceremony said "We have cold feet, as well as our penguin friends and everybody else. But you know what, your hearts are glowing with a burning flame that will never be extinguished. It's an honor and a joy to pronounce you husband and wife. And Trey, you would like to kiss her again, would you."

Trey has to return to Iraq in two weeks, but we are sure that is the last thing on his mind on this day.

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