Captain Hyrum Bronson's family thought he wasn't due back from Afghanistan for three weeks - so when he rose up from the sea in full uniform you can imagine their reaction.
The delighted family - wife Bethany and their four children - didn't realise who it was at first.
Hyrum, who had been away for six months, said: "Mrs Bronson, your husband here reporting for duty."
Mrs Bronson duly breaks into tears, kids go crazy, internet weeps...
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