In Afghanistan, they were Marines.
On the plane ride home, they were kids.
Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Freitas is home from Afghanistan for the first time in six months.
Watch as he surprises his six kids one by one.
Welcome Home Blog, the original home of many a Heartwarming Tearjerker, has turned the best surprise military homecomings from the past several months into a compilation worthy of Independence Day.
When Amanda returned from Afghanistan, Daisy could barely contain her excitement:
I filmed this when my wife came back from a 6 month deployment last fall. Our beagle was still a puppy when she left, and was full grown dog by the time she came back.