400 days away from your family is a long time, this soldier was ready to surprise them

Dec 20, 2018

Sometimes a little professional help makes surprising one’s family with a reunion all the more memorable. A soldier has had his much-anticipated homecoming documented on video, and it sure is winning hearts after being circulated online.

Military personnel miss out on so much family life due to the nature of their jobs, so it is heartwarming to see the reaction this soldier’s family had on his surprise return after being away for more than a year.

Posted by Jimmy Talbot on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jimmy Talbot, from Oklahoma, had been overseas for 400 days, a long time for any soldier to be away. As a warrant officer in the U.S. army, he had been in the military for 28 years, and with this last deployment he left home on the same day one of his three daughters left for her first day at college.

It was a big deal for them, and his wife, Laura, was determined to make his homecoming in May 2016 special.

Laura arranged for Redeemed Productions to film the separate reunions with his three daughters and his mother.

Posted by Laura Ferdinandy Talbot on Thursday, September 22, 2016

“There was definitely a lot of emotion in each surprise,” said Paige Bargas from Redeemed Productions.

“It was actually a little hard for us to film, as we had to stay focused and try to not get emotional ourselves!”

Posted by Jimmy Talbot on Monday, June 8, 2015

“We are extremely grateful to have been a part of this exciting day, and even more grateful to have Jimmy fight for our country,” Bargas added.

Take a look at the video; you are sure to feel proud of the soldiers like Talbot, who sacrifice so much in order to keep their fellow countrymen safe.

Watch the video below:

Soldier surprises daughters after 400 day deployment!

Every now and then, we like to switch it up and film something a little different. Laura is a friend of ours, and she contacted us a few weeks ago with an awesome idea in mind. Her husband, Jimmy, is a CW4 in the U.S. Army and had been overseas for 400 days. The day he was deployed, was also the day his daughter left for her first day of college. So when Laura got the call that her husband was coming back home, she wanted to make a big deal about it. He landed in Tulsa on May 10, but had to keep quiet because he had a long day ahead. He was going to surprise his three daughters, and his mother all in the same day!There was definitely a lot of emotion in each surprise. It was actually a little hard for us to film, as we had to stay focused and try to not get emotional ourselves! All we can say after spending just one afternoon with this family, is that they are amazing. The strength and love that they have for one another is something we would film every day if we had the chance. We are extremely grateful to have been a part of this exciting day, and even more grateful to have Jimmy fight for our country.

Posted by Redeemed Productions on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 

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