It was an emotional basketball game today at Gladstone Area High School. Soldier Adam Hongisto came home from Afghanistan for a surprise Christmas visit.
While honoring the soldiers unable to make it home this holiday season, Hongisto walked through the doors and gave his father, Gladstoneâ??s head basketball coach, Dale Hongisto, a hug.
It was a tear-jerking moment as his little sister, mother, and grandmother were also in attendance.
â??Itâ??s awesome,â?? said big sister Jessica Hamelin. â??We didnâ??t expect him to be here for Christmas and then he called me and wanted me to set it up. So, itâ??s been pretty amazing.â??
Honisto and his sister Jessica were able to arrange the surprise with the help of Athletic Director Matt Houle.