• Jay T

    God bless all of the men and women out there protecting our country.

    • Bush

      Protecting from what?

      • Flow

        Nothing. US wars are entirely prophylactic.

      • amplidudes

        EXACTLY!

      • nonprofit

        for real though we send out troops to make this country more unsafe

    • Ben

      You're ignorent. Can I have you're mom's number? I want to protect her.

      • Tim

        I was going to insult you, but I think your post is enough of a joke in itself. You made my day, Mr. Derp.

        • KpOPs

          Kill yourself!!! Do your country a favor:)

    • vvv

      I laughed qutie hard
      PROTECT FROM WHAT?

      From all the oil in iraq? or god forgive america minds its own business once in a while

  • MattKL

    Awesome, just awesome.

    • Dakota

      i can say i'm a masculine man, and i cried

      • Mos

        And I can say that your wife is a good looking woman who gives excellent blowjobs.

  • etcrr

    Nothing is better than this awesome, Welcome home, Thank you for your service

    • pointgiven

      Not having to leave your family for a year to fight in the "Graveyard of Empires" = better…much, much better than this.

      • Tim

        Yup, there are definitely those that are too pussy and self centered to ever understand how someone can give so much for their fellow countrymen.

        Case in point(given).

        • Karl

          replace "fellow countryman" with the "plutocrats that benefit from sending american men and women overseas to come home in a box and flag or PTSD" and your on the right path

          • Grammar

            *cough*

            you're

            English, motherfucker. Do you speak it?

            • Ken

              (in Yoda's voice)

              hmmmm…..Pathetic is what you are Grammar…….hmmmmmm

  • Mikey

    I love these 🙂

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.macias Tyler Macias

    God dammit, I think my roommate is cutting onions or something.

  • Addy

    These always get the water works flowin' for me 🙂

  • gtcee

    every. damn. time… tears

  • Burns

    For gold the merchant ploughs the main,
    The farmer ploughs the manor;
    But glory is the sodger's prize,
    The sodger's wealth is honor:
    The brave poor sodger ne'er despise,
    Nor count him as a stranger;
    Remember he's his country's stay,
    In day and hour of danger.

    • Burns

      The brave poor sodger ne'er dispise… Put this Burns poem up cause I thought it would make people think twice about leaving a negative comment about this video… Trollers, I obviously underestimated your ignorance.

      • Ben

        In case you didn't realize, you're supporting soldiers making a public display of their service.

        • Burns

          I don't see your point ben your point Ben? what am i supposed to have realised? Of course I support our soldiers, but I don't support any of America's military actions.

          Every generation has brand of misguided teenage anti-war protester, who target the soldier rather than the state. See, its easy to do that, on an anonymous internet forum, when your sitting at home with your cock in your hand.

          • Ben

            First off, my cock is in your mom's mouth. Second, I've served my county as a Medical Officer for the last two years and get annoyed by men surprising their children or wife in front of a huge crowd and making a public display of their service. Third, I AM more annoyed by the State than the soldier. Dumb for you to of jumped to the conclusion that I don't based on what I said.

            • Tim

              Not cool to surprise daughter on stage.

              OK to brag on internet about your "tours". Very modest of you.

              LOL. Who are you trying to impress?

            • asdasd

              Oh man a medical officer for TWO years. Watch out guys, we got a bad ass over here. This soldier got an early return home from a year and a half tour in Iraq and he's not allowed to surprise his daughter… I mean, the audacity of a soldier who has been away from friends and family for months to want to make a big return home to his family, surrounded by peers who support them.

              Also, your first statement and second statement make you seem like a complete douche, who probably doesn't know what service is. Congratulations, you went to fucking college and got a degree then had the military slap some bars on you so that you didn't have to pay for any of it, and now you think you are hot shit, but your mind and mouth obviously have not graduated from high school yet. So why don't you go back to signing papers, spinning around in your desk chair and prescribing motrin to every sailor/soldier who comes your way because you are too lazy to do any real work.

              • k-rock

                You guys are all dorks, please just shut up and talk about T & A (what we Chivers do best!)

                So what would you give the soldier's daughter? 6? 7?

  • NCPirate7

    how come i get something in both of my eyes every time i watch one of these? thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who sacrifice so much for our country.

  • Rainmaker2112

    So happy for this father & daughter to be reunited. As a Veteran these videos bring me great pride. I'm reminded also when I see these to remember those who have given their lives in the fights. Here's one of the most famous poems of battle memories for the fallen.

    For the Fallen – by Robert Larence Binyon

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    Editor notes
    During September-October 1939 throughout ten Allied countries, and upon the suggestion of FIDAC (Inter-allied Federation of Ex-Servicemen), the 25th anniversary of Laurence Binyon's "For the Fallen", was observed.

    This is one of the most famous and enduring war poems, and it was written at an historic moment … just after the retreat from Mons and the victory of the Marne.

    As to how it came to be written, Laurence Binyon, who celebrated his 70th anniversary on 10 August 1939, says: "I can't recall the exact date beyond that it was shortly after the retreat. I was set down, out of doors, on a cliff in Polzeath, Cornwall. The stanza "They Shall Grow Not Old" was written first and dictated the rhythmical movement of the whole poem."

    • Ben

      You're proud of a fellow soldier getting on stage and making a public display of their service? I hate people like you. Have some modesty.

    • PrivateBiebs

      I think can pretty much sums up how our troops feel about the folks they protect overseas. Peace.

      You know you love me, I know you care
      Just shout whenever, and I'll be there
      You are my love, you are my heart
      And we will never, ever, ever be apart

      Are we an item? Girl, quit playin'
      "We're just friends," what are you sayin'?
      Said "there's another," and looked right in my eyes
      My first love broke my heart for the first time

      And I was like baby, baby, baby, oh
      Like baby, baby, baby, no
      Like baby, baby, baby, oh
      I thought you'd always be mine, mine

      Baby, baby, baby, oh
      Like baby, baby, baby, no
      Like baby, baby, baby, oh
      I thought you'd always be mine, mine

      For you, I would have done whatever
      And I just can't believe we're here together
      And I wanna play it cool, but I'm losin' you
      I'll buy you anything, I'll buy you any ring

      And I'm in pieces, baby fix me
      And just shake me 'til you wake me from this bad dream
      I'm goin' down, down, down, down
      And I just can't believe my first love won't be around

      And I'm like baby, baby, baby, oh
      Like baby, baby, baby, no
      Like baby, baby, baby, oh
      I thought you'd always be mine, mine

  • John Kenny

    The only problem is there are too few of these online. We never get tired of seeing them. Just wish more were coming home.

    • Ben

      Speak for your fucking self! If you keep reading comments you will see plenty of us are tired of solders making a public display of the service they are paid to do. If you wish more were coming home, don't support the fucking war!

      • Tim

        I see the same idiot making those posts, while at the same time trying to brag to internet strangers that you are a soldier too.

        I call B.S, mentally challenged individuals wouldn't pass the medical.

      • Bendover

        Dude, how bitter are you that you had no one that loved you when you came home? Answer: Super bitter! Who doesn't like to surprise their kids when the come home? I don't care if he was in Japan for a year on a business trip. This is cool! Go Occupy your mom's basement you dink.

        • a-nom

          He's a troll…and hypocrite…just laugh at him like you should

  • TiminPhx

    Show me someone who can look at that girl, as she starts to understand what's happening and not feel any emotion and I will show you an an asshat.

    These videos get to me every time.

  • Da Sandman

    getting sick of these vids… yes, they're all very touching, but we've seen 'em now… time to move on

    • http://www.facebook.com/mprado28 Mikey Wins

      I think every single one of them is beautiful. Thank you to all who serve us and welcome home!

    • Gemineye

      this, ladies and gentlemen, is a heartless prick!

      • Ben

        This man made a public display of his service. If you support that, you're contributing to a major problem in US culture.

        • Tim

          Good for him.

          I see your comments have been reduced to incoherent ramblings.

          You hero soldier you. LOL

    • 108

      beat it troll 😦

    • Paul from the gump

      you're an ass

    • Mike

      I truly pity you

    • Matt

      Da Sandman is troll dickface

    • NoName

      @Sandman- Keep trolling you piece of shit

  • Uncle Sam

    Join the army, see the world.

    • uncle sam is a felon

      support your troops, push em around in a wheelchair

  • matt_thorne

    it's dusty in here….damnit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=595946779 Dave Fisher

    Damn you onion truck!

  • drwar41

    I'm not American so we don't seem to have the same level of respect for those in the line of duty. But it is something I admire about the American culture is the respect and admiration for those who have fought overseas.

    • nobody wins

      Come and live here and behold the full expanse of modern day militarism seeping out of every crevice. It becomes easy to understand why war is so commonplace.

      • Everyone Wins

        Because throughout history war is none existent. Wake up you hippie, war is human nature.

    • Tim

      Remind me which country doesn't have respect for their soldiers, so that I may never step foot there.

    • JinTao

      You shut up!

  • rlogan75

    bring them home… every 1 of them…

    • amplidudes

      Do not let them go. That's the point!

    • sam

      but than how will we run our global Empire???

    • Reallynow?

      Yay!! Let's add politics to a touching moment!!

  • Edge

    Gahhh!!!! He brought back onions!!!!

    Thank you, kind sir, for your service. The look on her face when she realized he was there broke me.

  • noegod

    Ah man! I always tear up with these reunion videos! Thank you for your service and welcome home!!!

    • Hermionie

      You looks like Professor Snape.

  • ick

    as a US serviceman with a few deployments, i heartily applaud the sentiment of all these reunion videos, but enough please. it seems to me that these reunion videos are just ego driven attention mongering. just have them meet you at the base/post/airport. if your 1st Sgt / CoC can't get your family 5~10 hrs notice of your return, then they have failed.

    i want EVERY service member to make it home safely to family & friends, but i don't need to see it.

    • mshaw166

      Sounds like someone has a case of the ass

    • Mike

      Thank you for your service, I have to ask, if you don't need to see it why open the link? Just move on. I will never understand why people do this. No disrespect meant but I have to agree I don't like the publicity that it seems they are trying to bring. If it were me I would want as little attention as possible but others feel different, I say let them have it. If it bothers you that much just don't watch them.

      • ick

        you certainly make good points, part of it is that i let it annoy me when i should just let them have their fun; but there's other reasons as well. one is a pride issue – i'm proud of my fellow service members and i feel just a little let down when comrades use their homecoming for such a public display of attention mongering – the wider the distance between us & the kardashians the better.
        another more subtle reason is how i could effect others who's parent/spouse is still in harms way. Military bases tend to have large concentrated populations, so its very likely that there were other military families in the audience – how will they feel if their spouse/parent isn't home yet – kinda rubs your nose in it.
        i've also read of studies that suggest that these sort of surprise homecomings can cause additional trauma to children beyond the existing worries/nightmares they've had.
        plus the whole meme has gotten old. hopefully it'll end soon with everyone back where they belong – safe in the arms of loved ones

        • Cpl Brown

          You left the "D" off of your name, is that intentional? I am a Marine and I love seeing these videos. He may have been a reservist and there is not another military family member in that audience. This is an amazing moment in a persons life. I have been on multiple deployments and I wish I had a video of the moments I first saw my loved ones. Shame on you for downplaying this as just meme that has "gotten old". You call yourself service man?

    • Dastrdly

      First and foremost, thank you ick for serving and defending my rights. As you have bravely defended life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness remember, your service in this defense applies to all Americans. We, who enjoy and are deeply moved by these videos, see a reminder of your sacrifice and the sacrifices of all service men and women. As much as you have defended our freedom to watch and enjoy this video, you have also defended your freedom to not watch. Please do not sully your service to this country by advocating we not be allowed to welcome home our service members in such a way to honor them, privately or publicly.

      • Sunbern

        Well said.
        Been in this guys shoes and would never do what he did (would want my family to know I was home safe the second it happened), but you presented it with a point that made me see other reasons for this. Thanks.

      • ick

        Sully my service? that's taking 7 lines of opinion on the chive just a little too serious. i agree these videos ARE moving – real emotion usually is. (i know that i shed a few tears)

        i just find the grandstanding/ personal glory aspect a little bit distasteful. listen to a Medal of Honor recipient – its never about them, they always speak of the others who went unrecognized.

        something that bothers me about these videos though is that they kept their safe return a SECRET from those that love them the most just so they could make a big impact. that disturbs me. telling a 5yr old that "daddy's safely in Germany" might not mean much – but it would mean the world to a teenager.

    • Gemineye

      ick, I understand your frustration, but its the flipside of the same coin that tells us "these soldiers died in Afghanistan today" on the evening news. Its just as important to recognize the soldiers who come home and to see the reactions and how much they mean to their loved ones, as it is to honor the fallen and pay them their dues. Thank you for your service, sir. I respect you for it but, you have a seriously flawed and slightly skewed viewpoint on this matter.
      It has nothing to do with ego and more recognizing the fact that these servicemen/women mean so much to their loved ones and these reactions in turn only inspire more Americans and instill emotions in us that almost nothing else can. Patriotism is a strong feeling… and Patriotism begets patriotism my friend.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001348806305 Scott Lindgren

      1) it is an important point in his daughters life.2) Don't they deserve it? Didn't anyone learn from the Vietnam expierience?

  • Honey badger

    Then don’t watch them “ick” great vid everytime time!

  • mshaw166

    Sounds like "ick" has a case of the ass!. Great video and I cannot see them enough. Makes you appreciate hwat you have here!. Congrats sir and thank you very much!

  • Marc

    I'm in the Arny and am deployed and those get me too.

  • Aaron

    *tear*

    Damn, they get me every time!

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