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Marine surprises father at holiday concert

Soldier Surprises Father On Stage At Holiday Concert
A special Christmas concert at the Copernicus Center in Chicago also included a surprise homecoming for the family of a Marine.

Cpl. Zack Mucha hadn't been home for over two years, so he wanted to make his return something that nobody would ever forget. During the concert, Zack`s father was called up to the stage the hold the America flag. He had no idea that he was about to become the center of attention. As 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' played, Zack walked out on stage to greet his unsuspecting dad.

As the song ended and the crowd cheered, the men embraced. 'It's the best gift you could give,' Zack's dad said when he finally composed himself.

Zack's surprise appearance was arranged by the musical host of the show and a local senior home in Round Lake where Zack is from.

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joans788 December 16 2013 at 6:11 PM

Wonderful story.

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SDWIL December 16 2013 at 3:34 PM


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colbean1952 December 16 2013 at 3:18 PM

Finally, some happy tears off of a Huffington Post article. Thanks Zack and all who serve and have served. And thank you to the people who helped organize the whole thing. A Merry Christmas for all.

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manuelmr7 December 16 2013 at 3:14 PM

fantastic, brings tears to my eyes. great xmas present

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Chucky1 December 16 2013 at 3:12 PM

What a touching story. Father and son united. Merry Christmas to both of them.

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manmiller05 December 16 2013 at 3:10 PM

omg had me crying like a baby WELCOME HOME! merry to you and your family. thank you for your service to our country. thank you to your family also.

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frankcollaso December 16 2013 at 3:08 PM

Merry Christmas ,and, a Happy New Year, Simper Fi ,welcome home have you heard any jar head lately,...

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Stewee46 December 16 2013 at 2:42 PM

Great Supprise,God Bless & Seasons Greetings !!!

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clarkd773 December 16 2013 at 2:37 PM

Merry Christmas to Zak and his dad.Thank you for your service!

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grgrytckr December 16 2013 at 2:35 PM

Hadn't been home since 2010 that's quite awhile good for him and his Dad. I told my girlfriend to pick me up at the airfield when my Army Unit flew back from our deployment Afghanistan it was 0400 in the morning and their was a small group waiting on us mainly wife's and girlfriends but man it was great just to be home. Grabbed a six pack of beer and headed to a hotel. Good memories.

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