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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Vols fans at Saturday’s Tennessee Basketball game were in for more than the game as a soldier surprised his family during a break in the game.
News Channel 11’s sister station WATE’s Sam Rothman captured the moment the soldier, Lieutenant Commander Zachary Smith, ran up to his family, who were on the court.
Right before Smith ran up to them, a video played for Smith’s family in Thompson Boling Arena at Food City Center. In the video, Smith said he was coming home soon.
The Tennessee Basketball team also shared photos of the moment on Twitter, saying:
“An incredible moment. Welcome home Lieutenant Commander Zachary Smith.”