FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general’s speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.
Fort Carson spokeswoman Dani Johnson says “everyone thought it was awesome” when 1st Lt. Daniel Oglesby’s daughter Karas gave him a knee-high embrace during the homecoming ceremony Tuesday.
Oglesby was standing in formation with other members of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team when his daughter galloped toward him, arms outstretched.
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Johnson says everyone in the room laughed, including Maj. Gen. Ryan Gonsalves (gon-SAL’-vez), the post commander, who was welcoming the soldiers home at the time.
Oglesby hugged and kissed his girl and sent her back across the room to her mom and sister.
“She was excited. She spotted me from a couple rows back, and she couldn’t contain herself. I wasn’t gonna tell her no,” Oglesby told KKTV of Colorado Springs (http://bit.ly/1jRwdHZ ).