Home from Afghanistan: Dad surprises son before Mariners-Indians game A heart-warming moment Sunday in Seattle before the Indians took on the Mariners. Roger Patterson, 6, gets a big surprise from his dad, Rob, a 14-year Navy veteran who had spent the past seven-and-a-half months in Afghanistan. Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports By Connor Kiesel Jun 30, 2014 at 3:37p ET Safeco Field in Seattle was the scene of a truly heartwarming moment Sunday, before the Indians took on the Mariners. Six-year-old Roger Patterson stood on the field in his No. 22 Robinson Cano jersey, holding a stuffed animal of the Mariners' mascot "Mariner Moose" when he received the surprise of his young life. Watch as Roger gets to see his dad, Rob, a 14-year Navy veteran who had spent the past seven-and-a-half months serving his country in Afghanistan (You may want to have some tissues handy). Your browser does not support iframes. Roger's favorite team shut out the Indians for a win but we have a feeling this is a day he'd never forget, no matter the result on the field.