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Our American Dream: A Heroes' Love Story in Iraq
Captains William Marquez and Maria Lopez met while training to become officers in the Army, today they are united in their love for country and the love they share for one another.
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William Marquez and Maria Lopez were married on 31 May, 2009, celebrating with their closest friends and family members at the Harbor Kidd Inn in San Diego, California.

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Marquez and Lopez Together in Iraq

In October 2010, while serving together at Joint Base Balad in Iraq, William Marquez and Maria Lopez pose for a photo in front of one of the many vehicles that ensures the safety of convoys responsible for carrying supplies to soldiers advising and assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

Marquez and Lopez in Italy

In November 2010, while on military leave from their deployment to Iraq, Maria Lopez and William Marquez share the serenity and unique beauty of Venice, Italy.

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In the spring of 2009 at the Getty Villa in Malibu California, Maria Lopez and William Marquez sit in front of a replica of an ancient Roman fountain. They later saw the real thing at the ruins of Pompeii while vacationing in Italy during their military leave.

Wedding Coleage

A collage of the army couples' beautiful wedding. Celebrating with their closest friends and family members, William Marquez and Maria Lopez married on 31 May, 2009, at the Harbor Kidd Inn in San Diego, California.

Marquez and Lopez Fontana del Moro

While enjoying their two weeks of authorized leave from Iraq in November of 2010, Maria Lopez and William Marquez sit at the Fontana del Moro in Rome, Italy.

Marquez and Lopez Dinner

On 31 December, 2009, at the Queen Mary in their hometown of Long Beach, California, William Marquez and Maria Lopez celebrate their first New Year’s Eve as husband and wife.

Our American Dream: A Heroes' Love Story in Iraq

Captains William Marquez and Maria Lopez met while training to become officers in the Army, today they are united in their love for country and the love they share for one another.

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