SAN ANTONIO -- A Marine corporal travels half way around the world to be with his two sons for Christmas. He met one of his sons for the first time this past weekend.
It had been a year and half since Marine Corporal Salvador Gonzales was home to see his family. This past weekend he met his one-year-old son that wasn’t even born when he was deployed to Okinawa, Japan.
“He had no idea, " said Gonzales, "I mean I was throwing balls at him trying to get his attention and when he asked, who threw that and his mom would say she threw it."
Both father and son hid their tears in front of the rest of the class. The corporal said, “He was holding back also—he’s exactly like me.”