Norfolk Sailor Surprises Sons With Visit From Two Year Deployment


NORFOLK, Va. (WRIC/WVEC) — Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Newton has only seen his sons in pictures for the past two years.

Newton has only had two visits in two years since he’s been stationed on the USS George Washington with helicopter squadron HSC12 in Okusko, Japan.

“They’re not exactly going to grab the phone and talk your head off or anything like that so when you see them it’s a different story,” Kevin said. “So I haven’t really been talking seeing them much or talking to them much.”

The long absence made the moment even more magical when Kevin returned and surprised his sons.

The first stop was Hunter Newton’s kindergarten class. Hunter could not take his eyes off his dad.

“I know he bought us some cool stuff what we wanted and I was happy and this is really fun. And I got happier and happier and it was really fun,” Hunter said.

Next, it was time to surprise second grader, Connor Newton.

The Newton’s have two other sons: three-year-old Taylor and one-year-old Peyton, who was born during this deployment.

“Stay strong and just give all your love to your children and move on.”

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