In one of the truly beautiful “feel good” moments of his State of the Union speech, President Trump surprised Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the early homecoming of her husband Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams from Afghanistan.
Their two children are also in attendance.
Per Charlotte Observer, Fort Bragg soldier surprised his wife and two young children Tuesday night by appearing in the audience of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
Amy Williams was sitting next to first lady Melania Trump with 6-year-old Elliana and 3-year-old Rowan when the president recognized her. Trump said Williams works full time and volunteers countless hours helping other military families.
“Amy, your family’s sacrifice makes it possible for all of our families to live in safety and in peace. And we want to thank you,” Trump said near the end of his speech.
Her husband, Army Sgt. 1st Class Townsend Williams, has been deployed for the last seven months, Trump said —his fourth deployment to the Middle East. Trump said their children hadn’t seen their father in more than a year
But the surprise wasn’t over yet.
Trump then called in Townsend Williams, who hugged his wife and kids. Members of Congress and others in the audience chanted: “USA, USA, USA.”
“Welcome home, Sgt. Williams,” Trump said.
The president surprises Amy Williams from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the early homecoming of her husband Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams from Afghanistan.
Their two children are also in attendance. pic.twitter.com/Qz4QCY5UIG
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 5, 2020
Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, deployed in Afghanistan, returns to greet his wife Amy and their two children pic.twitter.com/LGKUs9wR9J
— Axios (@axios) February 5, 2020