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V.s to North Carolina boys thought they lucked out by taking part in at halftime contest at an eastern Carolina university football game.
Little did they know they're big prize to be seeing their marine father home for the first time in five months.
More than have a very defensive -- yeah.
Gunnery sergeant -- -- a friend today is a twelve -- service veteran.
He's been serving in Afghanistan he joins us now with his two sons know -- who is ten -- -- who is eight guys welcome.
Good morning team.
Hi great to see you guys sergeant -- frantic tell us the back story of how you were able -- -- Hide it for a night and surprise your boys on the field that.
Yes ma'am well I got back that Friday and we sent the kids to a friend assassinate the -- Sleepover.
I'm because the next morning never gonna go with their their pom wonderful ball team.
To the ECU game.
That's a great and that's where you spreading to big surprise on and -- -- up.
What you think you were doing out on the field.
-- -- a -- -- you this circle for my.
Extra football team.
Right and then we're watching here on the other side of the screen what happened a moment that you -- your dad -- -- Jeff.
What was that moment like what was going through your head.
I guess I think your silent night.
Let's -- into my head alliance.
I really stimulus -- and.
Analysts think he realized.
-- We understand and then lo and behold he wasn't there.
No what was it like that moment you saw him.
I was so surprised and you know your -- and I can tell that it's so -- got sergeant what's it going to be like to be home for Thanksgiving.
I'm very thankful to be home for Thanksgiving I was glad to making here for that thousand in gold -- to hopefully.
Be back in time for the holidays.
A live show what are the other kids at school save you about this.
There is saying yeah.
Believe it to them to -- all I showed their priority is.
It was great god is great to meet you -- now as a really heartwarming moment all of us enjoyed it so much here on FOX & Friends so staff sergeant Josh trigger Fred.
Have a great Thanksgiving we really appreciate you coming again.
Thank you -- -- you need to me.
Take -- guys.
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