The U.S. Navy Reserve commander surprises son after the deployment
The U.S. Navy Reserve commander surprises his son in tearful reunion at Arlington school after the return of the implementation.
A U.S. Navy Reserve commander stationed in Afghanistan promised his son, David, that he would be before the end of the school year.
Commander Jonathan Blyth fulfilled his promise during an emotional reunion on Tuesday – showing up at Arlington Science Focus of the School in the middle of the class.
“He knew that I was giving him a promise before I that I would be back before the end of the school year, and tomorrow, the school year ends and I’m back,” Blyth was quoted.
David walked into his math class when he was greeted by his father. The second grader’s classmates seen as an emotional David ran to his father and hugged him.
“It is extremely difficult. I have missed him a great deal – spend time with him, loves him. But I also recognize that this is an important mission that I had to do,” Blyth said. “It is a difficult experience to be away from my son, but if my time that I was in Afghanistan means that he is never to go to Afghanistan and that the country on a day is a safe country and safe for us in the United States, then it was worth it to get them away from him.”