Father's military homecoming a home run
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man's homecoming after seven months in Afghanistan was a home run with his 10-year-old son. Cameron McNamee was chosen to throw out the first pitch at an American Legion baseball game Tuesday evening in Great Falls. But what he didn't know is that the man behind the catcher's mask was his father, whom he hadn't seen since December. Ed McNamee, an assistant coach in the American Legion program, had been deployed with the Montana Air National Guard for the past seven months. He told the Great Falls Tribune he'd been planning the on-field reunion since he received his itinerary to return home about three weeks ago. Cameron's pitch went right over the plate, but McNamee wasn't sure he'd pulled off the surprise until he saw tears in his son's eyes. Cameron's sisters, 15-year-old Stevie and 8-year-old Avery, ran out onto the
field and joined the group hug.