Military Dad Surprises Airman Son At Graduation

A military father surprised his airman son at his graduation – after keeping his return a secret for one month. Dad Dale Fulzenloger was given early leave from Kuwait, where he was serving with the KD Army National Guard, in order to be with his wife Tricia for the birth of their new daughter Finley. And with son Tristan set to pass out from Air Force Basic training around the same time, Dale decided to plan the biggest of surprise reunions with his son Tristan, who had not met his new baby sister. Keeping his return a secret for over a month, Dale secretly attended his son’s Coin ceremony – an event at which Air Force trainees officially lose the trainee title and become fully fledged Airman - watching from the stands at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, with all the other parents. And it was about to become a double surprise – as his new baby sister was also waiting in his mother’s arms waiting to meet him. As the ceremony finished, video footage filmed by family shows Dale striding through the crowd as Tristan awaits to be tapped on the shoulder – a requirement airman must obey before they can move and leave with their family for the afternoon. With his head bowed, Tristan patiently waits for his family, expecting to see his mom, new sister and girlfriend Julia. But as he gets tapped on the shoulder, he looks up and sees his father in uniform standing in front of him. Visibly choked up, the pair embrace, before Dale tells his son: “Surprise, congratulations. I’m proud of you and missed you.” After hugging, Tristan finally also gets to say hello to his new baby sister, Finley.
No Talent Releases on file but may not be required. Inquire for more information
Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • Date Acquired03-24-2019
  • Date Filmed02-28-2019
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Military Dad Surprises Airman Son At Graduation

Order

Apache Pilot Surprises Son At School

Airman's Emotional First Salute Is To Military Mom

Soldier Pranks Wife And Kids On Return From Deployment

Airman Surprises Sister At Graduation After 3 Years Apart

Girl Surprised During Show And Tell By Military Dad

Husky Reunited With Military Mom Was Puppy When She Deployed

Soldier Surprises Girlfriend With Proposal After Deployment

Airman Daughter Surprises Healthcare Worker Mom After Longest Time Apart

Man Travels 14 Hours To Surprise Girlfriend At White Coat Ceremony

Dad Aged 70 Leaps Fence To Reunite With Military Son

Navy Brother Surprises Sibling During Football Huddle

Military Dad Surprises Kids During School Award Presentation

Army Dad Hiding Behind Welcome Banner Surprises Kids At Airport

Boy Brings Daddy Doll To Daycare Only To Be Surprised By Real Dad

Air Force Dad Surprises Blindfolded Son After Deployment

Soldier Returns Home To Surprise 170lb Dog In Gift-Wrapped Box

Military Dad Dresses Up As School Mascot To Surprise Kids

Veteran With PTSD Surprised With Service Dog

Soldier Surprises Blindfolded Mom On Her Birthday

Military Husband Surprises Wife By Bursting From Sears Delivery Box

Soldier Reunited With Syrian Puppy Adopted After Deployment

Military Husband Poses As Patient To Surprise Wife On Return Home

Navy Sailor Surprises Brother With Help Of Police

USAF Sergeant Surprises Family After Returning Early From Deployment

Apache Pilot Surprises Family For Holidays With Early Homecoming

Soldier Surprises Best Friend Upon Return From Deployment

Military Dad Surprises Kids During Photoshoot At Disney

Soldier Photobombs Family After Return From Deployment

Soldier Holds 8-Month-Old Baby For First Time After Deployment