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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

A military family is back together tonight after a Moody Airmen surprised his sons at Wild Adventures.

He returned home after a 6-month deployment and decided to pop in on his boys at their favorite theme park.

The nerves were setting in moments before Staff Sergeant Aaron Croot surprised his two boys at Wild Adventures. "I don't even know what I'm going to do. I'll probably bawl myself; it's been so long."

A morning practice at Wild Adventures, park officials help guests release pigeons into the park after they make a wish. For 4-year-old James and 18-month-old Jacob they wished for their daddy to come home. And there he appeared.

Home from a six month deployment in Italy, Croot has been gone for 13 of the last 16 months during three deployments.

Reunited at their favorite theme park, dad says he's not letting his son out of his arms. "I just don't want to let him go. I know he wants to ride rides, but I'm just going to have to hold him for a little while."

But before they hit the rollers coasters and water park, they made some more wishes as they released all of the pigeons.

"I know that I married a soldier and I know what to expect. I support everything he does and I know its great when he comes home," said wife, Megan.

The Croots say they'll spend the next few days visiting family and getting dad back in the routine with his boys.

4-year-old James told us he's most excited for his dad to watch him ride his little motorcycle.

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