Air Force master sergeant reunites with family during Lightning game

TAMPA, Fla. — A father and his family enjoyed a memorable reunion Thursday.

Master Sgt. Chris McKeen was reunited with his wife, Christi, and three children — C.J., 18, Katelyn, 15, and Sophia, 2 — near center ice after the first period of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena.

McKeen, who’s based at nearby MacDill Air Force Base, had served in South Korea before Christi arranged the surprise meeting. There were hugs and a large roar from the crowd of 19,204 during the special moment, which proved to be the greatest highlight of the night.

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