Mark Gooding’s son, who is stationed in Hawaii, returned home to Indiana. But before heading out to have fun with family and friends, he made a special trip to Hollywood Casino to surprise his father at work. It had been two years since the father and son had last seen one another in person.
U.S. Army Major Del Boyer surprise his son and daughter at basketball camp at SUNY after just returning from Afghanistan. They thought they were just being called up to win an award but then their dad showed up.
Staff Sgt. Michael Isbell, of Greenwood, returned from duty after 11 months in Afghanistan to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Cami Lee. The Greenville Drive loaned Isbell a uniform and catcher’s gear and he caught his daughter’s first pitch at Monday’s game. After throwing the first pitch Cami Lee started walking toward home plate and that’s when Isbell took off his mask. She immediately burst into tears and the two embraced with a huge hug. He said he’ll be home for at least the next five years.