Soldier surprised with refurbished ride

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) – Soldiers who spent months fighting for freedom in Afghanistan were reunited with their loved ones in Ohio on Valentine’s Day, but for one an even bigger surprise was in store.

“There he is, go get him,” yelled Emily Tilton to her children as her husband, Staff Sgt. Michael Tilton walked toward the crowd.

After 10 months of not seeing him, children Gracie, Isabel and Adam bolted into his arms.

Moments later came the big surprise: Tilton’s beloved 1979 pickup truck rolled in, completely refurbished. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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