Sailor receives homecoming fit for a hero

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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- It will be a Father’s Day to remember for a Cape Coral man.

Peter Bruno surprised his son who arrived home from the Middle East Thursday evening. Shore Patrolman Thomas Bruno received a hero’s welcome as he landed at Southwest Florida International Airport.

“I miss him, I miss my boy a lot,” said Peter Bruno.

It had been over a year since Peter Bruno last saw his son.

“I just want to hold my son and let him know I love him and I miss him dearly,” said Bruno.

Shore Patrolman Thomas Bruno is in the United States Navy.

“I know he is okay every time I speak with him, every time I hang up, I don’t know if that will be the last time.”

Thomas is on leave and returning from Bahrain, putting a temporary end to the thousands of miles in between father and son.

“I was kicking myself in the butt when he got sent over there,” Bruno told WINK News.

Bruno reunited with his only son with a big surprise.

“We will probably end up with 200/300 motorcycles all in his honor. We will pick him up, it’s a surprise for him,” said Commander of the Veteran’s Club of America George Rook.

He, along with his friends at the Veteran’s Club of America in Fort Myers, put together a homecoming fit for a hero.

“Our club’s purpose is to take care of our veterans and their families,” said Rook.

“Of course, he has to go back but it’s going to be one heck of a party while he’s down here, I don’t know if I am going to let him go.”

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