09/16/2011 08:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Air Force Dads, Keith Graft And Domenic Mash, Surprise Wives And Meet Newborns (VIDEO)

Two military wives were excited to salute their deployed husbands—who haven’t yet met their newborns—on HLN’s “Morning Express” Thursday.

They had no idea that would be the moment their husbands would hold their babies for the first time.

“I’d like to salute my husband Keith Graft,” Keith’s wife, Lauren, told the network. “We’re really proud of him and we’re really excited for him to get to meet his son.”

Senior Airmen Keith Graft and Domenic Mash volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan about seven months ago after two of their airmen were killed. Their wives each gave birth after they had left to complete their service.

Just moments after Graft’s and Mash’s wives shared how eager they are for their husbands to meet their babies, the two women got the surprise of a lifetime: The dads burst onto the set to reunite with their wives and to greet their newborns for the first time.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated the video came from CNN's "Morning Express." The video was broadcasted on HLN's "Morning Express."