Father’s Day at Kanakuk: A Soldier Coming Home | Kanakuk Kamps
Father’s Day at Kanakuk: A Soldier Coming Home

Father’s Day came a day early this year at Kanakuk. Two weeks of summer 2014 are already behind us, but in one special moment at K-Seven on Saturday June 14th, Kamp life collided with real life in a way Kamper Cody Brown will never forget.

Cody’s mom and sister dropped Cody off for a week of summer camp at K-Seven on June 7th. Cody’s Dad, Major Vaughn Brown of Springfield, Missouri had been on duty in Afghanistan with the 1107th Aviation Group. Major Brown was to arrive home on August 4th but in a change of schedule he arrived home June 7th.  

Major Brown surprised Cody at Kanakuk yesterday just before closing ceremonies. Staff and Kampers cheered them on as father and son reunited.

Cody said he had a blast at Kamp, but added, “If I knew he had gotten home I would have said ‘come pick me up right now!’” Cody and his family are looking forward to lots of family time this summer.

Major Brown, thank you for your service to our country! Thank you Brown family for letting us be a part of your homecoming. I think it will be something none of us forget!