After ten months away from home, welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hawke. pic.twitter.com/TzOcrJjysg
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 15, 2017
Over the weekend, Staff Sergeant Matthew Hawke surprised his family at the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game after a 10-month tour in Afghanistan, “where he had been serving with G Company 2-104th GSAG, also known as Task Force Nightmare,” per Steve Beideck of Omaha.com.
Hawke geared up in team uniform—helmet, pads, wrist tape and everything. He took the field with the team and met his wife and kids, in attendance for an honorary coin toss, at midfield.
The family was understandably ecstatic once Hawke took off his helmet.
Here’s more video from the Big Ten Network:
You know it’s a special moment when you get all the feels during a coin toss.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 15, 2017