Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki greets his boyfriend following his return in San Diego, Calif.
Courtesy of Petty officer 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/U.S. Navy

Gay couple’s ‘first kiss’ makes Navy history

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Sawicki, winner of the “first kiss” lottery, greets his boyfriend following the return of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) to Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego on Monday, after completing an extended seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.

The San Diego man and his partner were the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss.

This article originally appeared at NBCNews.com. Read more at NBC San Diego.

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Gay couple's 'first kiss' makes Navy history

Updated