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(Omaha World Herald)   Eight-year-old goes to baseball game to throw out the first pitch to one of the players. Only it's all a big lie; the catcher wasn't a baseball player, it was his dad, a National Guard sergeant who got to take his leave early   ( divider line
    More: Hero, National Guard, Round Rock, Biloxi, sergeants, catch up to a fastball, Jackson Zortman  
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2012-06-11 01:46:17 AM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Damn, is it dusty in here or is it just me? I'm just glad this soldier made it back alive. Semper fi, son.

Me too. Biloxi is a hellhole.

2012-06-11 01:23:35 AM  
3 votes:
"Local military father surprises kids after tour to grocery store, mailbox."
2012-06-11 07:56:50 AM  
2 votes:
How most farkers wish this story went:

In his excitement at tossing out the first ball, young Jackson threw his pitch way over the catcher's head. The catcher tore off his mask and raced towards the mound. "Dad", uttered a totally shocked Jackson. "You farking loser; you still throw like a farkin' pussy," said dad as he picked up Jackson in his arms and body slammed him to the pitcher's mound.
2012-06-11 02:37:01 AM  
2 votes:

borg: So it wasn't a real baseball game.

Minor league team, minor league soldier, it balances out.
2012-06-11 12:59:52 AM  
2 votes:
I remember when I came home early from a deployment and surprised my wife.

She had a surprise for me too in the form of another woman in bed with her.

/What a wonderful homecoming that was!
2012-06-11 12:51:34 PM  
1 vote:
The man donning a glove and Storm Chasers jersey No. 43 was Jackson's dad, Staff Sgt. Rik Zortman with the Iowa Air National Guard's 132nd Fighter Wing out of Des Moines. He was home a few days early after 10 weeks of training in Biloxi, Miss.

Oh my farking god. He's not even in the Army National Guard, he's in the f*cking Air National Guard?!
2012-06-11 04:31:19 AM  
1 vote:
all you haters (probably atheist) don't have any appreciation for how the hero dad prevented the south from rising again by at least a few months.
2012-06-11 01:53:23 AM  
1 vote:

barneyfifesbullet: after 10 weeks of training in Biloxi, Miss.


Anything over a month in Mississippi is honorable.
2012-06-11 01:52:54 AM  
1 vote:
**makes jerk off motion with his hand**
2012-06-11 01:22:11 AM  
1 vote:
Damn, is it dusty in here or is it just me? I'm just glad this soldier made it back alive. Semper fi, son.
2012-06-11 01:10:16 AM  
1 vote:
Ass would BE....
2012-06-11 12:49:49 AM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: Might seem old to us, but to a little kid who hasn't seen his dad in months, it has to be incredibly awesome.

It would be incredibly awesome for a little kid to be surprised just about anywhere. Except maybe in the kid's closet or under the bed.
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