Just as his daughter, Kaitlyn finished her dance routine during halftime at the Althoff Catholic High School’s basketball game, Air Force dad Colonel Mike Seiler made his way on to the court to surprise her and her brothers, Jakob and Jackson. Returning home after four and a half months in Iraq, his kids were just as surprised as if Col. Seiler had been away for nearly a year, and ecstatic to know that this was his last deployment before he retires in the summer.
Air Force Colonel returns from Iraq and surprises his kids at school basketball game
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6-year-old Brooke proudly explained her dad’s job as a military veteran as she stood in front of her elementary school peers.
"My husband came home yesterday and decided to surprise the boys. Big thanks to the USO for helping us with the surprise and a bigger thank you to all of our family, friends, and customers that have been so supportive over the last 6 months!"