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VIDEO: Valley serviceman meets son for very first time

Military reunion Will Thompson
Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 01:45:27-04

PHOENIX — A Valley man deployed for nine months was reunited with his family Saturday.

Will Thompson, a military K-9 handler, was greeted at Sky Harbor by his mother, wife, 2-year-old daughter and son Luke who was born while Thompson was in the Middle East.

Watch video from the heartwarming reunion below:

Serviceman meets son for first time

Thompson is a military K-9 handler and says his dog Frida helped him cope with missing his wife and kids while he was deployed.

"Not being able to be there for the birth, and missing the kiddos a lot of nights, being with Frida really helped me out."

"Yeah I'm excited. It's weird that when he left we were a family of three and now we're officially a family of four!" said his wife Sarah.