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Soldier Poses As Asheville Tourist's Player To Surprise Kids

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:21 PM EDT

The children of a hometown hero got the surprise of their lives Thursday Night. Staff Sgt. Chris Ollis of Maggie Valley just returned home from Afghanistan. He and his wife wanted to give their young son and daughter a homecoming to remember. They turned to the Asheville Tourists for help. Staff Sgt. Chris Ollis's kids were asked to throw out the first pitch at Thursday's game, but they didn't know who would be behind home plate. Ollis' wife, Kayla, planned the whole surprise. This is her husband's fourth tour overseas and she wanted to give him a homecoming the whole family would remember. Here is the raw news clip of the emotional reunion and extra footage including the Patriot Guard escort and meeting the Asheville Tourist players.


Click here for photos of the surprise homecoming at McCormick Field.


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