Surprise military homecoming at CCU basketball game
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 05:40:43 GMT —
For one Conway family, Monday's basketball game between Coastal Carolina University and South Carolina State is one to remember.
The Deutsch family got a surprise visit from one of their own serving overseas in the Navy.
Uriah Deutsch hasn't seen his family in the past year and a half since he has been stationed on the USS Nimitz as an Aviation Ordinanceman Airman.
"It's been sad. I've been trying to call him, talk to him a lot, but he was on a ship, so we really couldn't," said Elijah, Uriah's brother.
However, all that changed on Monday night when he surprised his two younger brothers, Joel and Elijah, during a Papa John's Pizza Contest at half-time.
"It was definitely very emotional. Trying to fight it back a little bit. I love them very much, so being away from them so long kind of is tough," Uriah said.
He said he's looking forward to catching up with his brothers about school and sports.
Uriah will be spending the next week with his brothers and family before he flies back to California where he is stationed.