Air Force physician surprises family with scuba reunion three weeks before scheduled return

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good NewsJuly 18, 2013

Bethany Bronson and her four kids were swimming at the beach with a family friend near their home in Japan earlier this week when they got the surprise of their lives: Bronson's husband, a US Air Force physician due to return home from Afghanistan in three weeks, rose from the water.

Bethany and the kids were recording a video message for Captain Hyrum Bronson when he snuck up behind Bethany, decked out in a camouflage uniform and scuba mask.

"Are you freaking kidding me?!" a stunned Bethany said.

"Mrs. Bronson, your husband here reporting for duty," Captain Hyrum Bronson told his shocked wife as his kids eagerly swam toward him.

Watch the sweet surprise below:

"After being in Afghanistan for 6 months and 3 months of training in the States before that with only a short month home in between, he is finally home!" Bethany wrote on YouTube.

"We thought he was coming home 3 weeks from now, but he is sneaky. We can't believe he is finally back home with us!"