Soldier has ballpark surprise for his kidsUPDATED 4:53 AM HST Jun 23, 2014Video Transcript
ALL THE EXCITEMENT HAPPENED BEFORE THE GAME EVEN STARTED. FOUR YOUNGSTERS HAD BEEN SELECTED TO THROW OUT THE CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AT TONIGHT'S GAME. THEY WERE ALREADY EXCITED.. BUT AS WDSU REPORTER HEATH ALLEN SHOWS US.. THEY GOT THE SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME. I mean, c'mon, my mom's gonna love this! YOU COULD UNDERSTAND YOUNG WYATT'S EXCITEMENT.. HE.. HIS OLDER BROTHER .. AND HIS SISTERS.. ALL PICKED TO THROW THE FIRST PITCH AT TONIGHT'S ZEPHYR'S GAME.. It's like I can't even describe it, it's so exciting. ALL IN HONOR OF DAD.. SGT. JASON O'QUINN .. SERVING WITH THE 1021ST ENGINEER COMPANY OF THE LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD IN KUWAIT. THE UNIT HAD COME HOME THIS PAST WEEK, BUT DAD WOULD BE A FEW MORE DAYS. BUT HEY.. THIS FIRST PITCH THING IS GREAT.. TRISTAN.. WYATT.. EVEN LITTLE JESSA.. WINDING UP AND THROWING STRIKES.. AMELIA, TOO. AND WHO BETTER TO CATCH THEM ALL.. THAN DAD.. nat sot reveal and reunion SERGEANT O'QUINN SWAPPED UNIFORMS.. AND PUT ON THE CATCHER'S GEAR.. TO SURPRISE HIS KIDS. I THINK IT WORKED. You didn't know? Yeah, I didn't know. This is .. This is.. My dad is right here and I did not know he was right behind that home. I just did not know. Just utter amazement, so happy to see them. I missed you. You got a piece of gum in your mouth. Yes, I've got gum in my mouth. It's awesome. It's awesome. I thought he was coming on July 2nd. He's a little early. Yeah. IN THE MIDST OF ALL IT.. BRITTANY O'QUINN HAD TO KEEP THE SECRET FROM THE KIDS.. FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.. TO PULL IT OFF. You must have been ready to pop. I couldn't control it. It was so so hard to act like I didn't know anything. The kids have been through a lot, so I'm glad we were able to make it special for them. WITH THE HELP OF BRING IT HOME NORTH SHORE AND THE NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS.. YEAH .. THIS IS SWEET! Oh yeah, I am so excited. I missed you Dad! I missed you too buddy. NOW THE O'QUINN'S PLAN TO MAKE UP FOR LOST TIME NOW THAT THE FAMILY IS BACK TOGETHER. SOMETHING FUN THEY CALL ALL ENJOY. THEY MIGHT EVEN TAKE IN A ZEPHYR GAME. THEY ALREADY KNOW THE CATCHER. ON YOUR SIDE.. HEATH ALLEN WDSU NEWS. SERGEANT O'QUINN SAYS BEING AWAY FROM HOME AND FAMILY.. .. IS JUST PART OF THE SACRIFICE AMERICA'S SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN MAKE IN SERVING THEIR COUNTRY.