Lightning help Air Force airman with surprise family reunion (Video)

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Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images
Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images

Katelyn and C.J. Mckeen were under the impression they were about to participate in an intermission game at Thursday’s Tampa Bay Lightning game. The brother and sister were slated to take a shot on goal of some sort, but little did they know they were in store for a huge surprise. 

Just before they were to attempt their shots, the Lightning game-night emcee Greg Wolf introduced their father, Master Sergeant Chris Mckeen of the U.S. Air Force:

“I’m just extremely grateful that I get to come back to my family safe and get to see them,” said Mckeen, who was on tour in South Korea.

These military reunions are always the best, and the family reactions really make you want to grab the tissues.

Welcome back home, Master Sergeant Mckeen.

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Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!


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