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“Our wedding was June 3,” said Cassie. “Just to think your life had completely turned upside down in 24 hours, just nothing you would ever expect.”
Cassie found out she was pregnant just days after Ryan's July 31 memorial service.
Though she was heartbroken over the loss of her husband, Cassie was excited to welcome a baby.
"I knew Ryan wouldn't leave me alone," Cassie told CNN. "He wanted me to have a piece of him forever."
She asked his team members to visit on Veterans Day to help with a gender reveal.
“I wanted to honor her daddy on this special day,” Cassie said. “Veterans Day is a big deal for us every year, but this year it’s extra special.”
Photos and video shared by SaralynJ Photography on Facebook show at least 17 of Ryan's comrades surrounding Cassie.
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The Marine and Navy corpsmen released tubes of pink confetti, revealing the exciting news that Cassie was expecting a baby girl.
“There was a lot of crying, a lot of yelling and a lot of hugging,” said photographer Saralyn Johnson told CNN.
CNN reports the baby girl will be named Ryan Jo Lohrey. She will arrive in March 2018.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the soon-to-be single mom. If you'd like to donate, click here.
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