HAGERSTOWN - Two soldiers on leave from Iraq were married Friday afternoon in a simple ceremony at Washington County Hospital, where the groom's mother works as a nurse.
Army Sgt. Ronald Cummings Jr. and Sgt. 1st Class Diane Garces planned to get married at the courthouse until the groom's mother's coworkers planned a ceremony for the hospital meditation room.
"In the Army, if you don't take the opportunity when it presents itself, you'll regret it," Ronald Cummings Jr. said.
"Everything has been kind of overwhelming," he said.
The couple got engaged in June. Diane Cummings wore her engagement diamond, its ring slightly too big for her finger, while serving in Iraq.
She tightened her ring by wrapping it with Army green duct tape.
The Cummingses began dating about two years ago and serve in the same unit - but not the same company - and work across the hall from each other.