Air Force pilot surprises family for Thanksgiving

Credit: KMTV Action 3 News
Published on November 28, 2019 - Duration: 02:25s
Air Force pilot surprises family for Thanksgiving

Air Force pilot surprises family for Thanksgiving

GRISWOLD.THE HUSTLE OFTHE HOLIDAY IS INFULL SWING WITHPACKED AIRPORTSAND BUSYGROCERY STORES.FAMILY ANDFRIENDS ARESTARTING TOFILTER INTOHOMES ANDGATHER AROUNDTHE TABLE TOENJOYEACHOTHERSCOMPANY.AND AS KENTLUETZEN REPORTS- THERE WAS ONELAST MINUTETRAVELER WHOMADE A SURPRISEHOMECOMINGJUST IN TIME FORTHE HOLIDAY.NATS AS THECHORUS SANG ANDHUNDREDS OFOTHERSGATHERED FORTHE ANNUALTHANKSGIVING EVEPARADE INPAPILLION - ONEMILITARY FAMILYWAS IN FOR AHOLIDAY SHOCK..."WE HAVE A GIFTFOR YOU THAT'SGOING TO JOIN USON STAGE.....""NATS" AIR FORCEPILOT MATTHEWLECRAW WASREUNITED WITHHIS WIFE AND TWODAUGHTERS.....JUST IN TIME FORTHANKSGIVING."IT IS AMAZING.THIS IS WHAT IT'SALL ABOUT.IT IS ABOUTSERVING THECOUNTRY, BUTULTIMATELY I'MHERE FOR THEM...I'M HERE TO TAKECARE OF THEMAND TAKE CARE OFTHOSE THAT ILOVE." LECRAWHAS BEEN INQATARFOR THE LASTTWO MONTHSWORKING AS APILOT WITH ACREW OF ROUGHLY30 OTHERS."SOOO HIGH....SO HIGHHH...." HE WASORIGINALLYSUPPOSED TO BEBACK IN EARLYDECEMBER, BUTHIS BOSS LET HIMOUT EARLY."IT'S A REAL BIGBLESSING." TO SAYHIS FAMILY WASEXCITED...IS ANUNDERSTATEMENT...ONE OF HISDAUGHTERS WASSTILL IN SHOCK...TALKING ABOUTHIM AS IF HER DADWAS STILLOVERSEASE."I MISS LIKEPLAYING WITHHIM...WRESTLING.WE USE TO LOVEDOING THAT..." "WE STILL DOLOVE DOING THAT.""YEAHHH, YEAHH!!"ALTHOUGH THETIME APART FROMHIS FAMILY ISTOUGH, HE SAYSHE'S LUCKY TOHAVE SO MANYOPTIONS OFCOMMUNICATIONS"MY DAD SERVEDIN THE 80'S AND90'S - BACK WHENTHE IPHONE DIDN'TEXIST - SO FOR HIMIT WAS A 15 MINUTEPHONE CALL ONCEA WEEK WASLUCKY SO IT'S ALOT DIFFERENTFOR US.WE HAVRE THEBENEFIT OFFACETIME,GOOGLE CHAT,TEXT MESSAGING,IMESSAGE -THERE'S INTERNETOUT THERE SO WECOMMUNICATEDPRETTY MUCHEVERYDAY OUTTHERE." ALONGWITH IMPROVEDTECHNOLOGY, THELECRAW FAMILYSAYS THEY HAVE ALOT TO BETHANKFUL FORTHISTHANKSGIVING."WE GET A LOT OFHELP FROM A LOTOF GREAT FRIENDSAROUND HERE.YOU MAKE YOUROWN FAMILY INEACH CITY THATYOU GET TO GOTOO.WE ARE THANKFULFOR ALL THOSEPEOPLE THATSURROUND USWITH SUPPORT."IN OMAHA.KL.3NN.LECRAW IS HOMEFOR BOTH,THANKSGIVINGAND CHRISTMAS.THE YOUNG FAMILYSAYS THEY AREEXCITED CREATENEW TRADITIONSTHIS HOLIDAYSEASON.

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