This happened in the elite military academy in West Point.
The military Daniel Hall and Vincent Francino met in 2009 at the academy, where they are studying at the moment. On January 13, 2018, the couple officially registered their marriage, becoming the only homosexual family in the United States among the active military.
During the wedding ceremony, attended by 150 guests, the men were in military uniform and left the ceremony site through an arch from the crossed saber of their colleagues. The newlyweds also performed the first dance, which went by the Edith Piaf song “La Vie En Rose”.
Hall at the time of dating in 2009 was the curator of Francino.
For a long time the couple could not reveal the truth about their feelings, in connection with the policy of “Do not Ask – Do not Tell”, which is in force in the US army, which prohibits the military from revealing its orientation.
The prohibition for the military to disclose information about their homosexuality, as well as to discuss intimate questions about same-sex relationships, was canceled only in December 2010.
After revealing the truth, the pair faced severe criticism from their colleagues, and the academy’s leadership sent them to serve at different ends of the world, to Eastern Europe and to the Middle East. Now Hall and Francino serve together as pilots for the McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache helicopter at a military base in Texas.