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Surprise reunion for Grand Island Marine at Eppley airfield

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Arrival after arrival at Eppley Field, families are reunited.

Every Thanksgiving homecoming is special, so how do you make those moments unforgettable?

The Cooks started with a plan to surprise their son.

“He’s just waiting for me,” said Tim Cook. “But unbeknownst to him, I take the wife and her adopted sister.”

“I don’t think he has a clue,” Jewelie Cook said. “He knows I have a job and he knew it would probably be difficult for me to leave Grand Island, where we’re from, so I couldn’t be here to pick it up.”

So when USMC Cpl. Tanner Cook met his father in Terminal A at Eppley Airfield, he did not see his mother or sister coming.

“They definitely caught me off guard,” said Tanner Cook.

An Osprey mechanic from Marine Corp Air Station New River, Tanner now has his eyes – and stomach – on a homemade Thanksgiving treat, starting with his favorite, his mother’s casserole of green beans.

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