Jaguars join family for welcome home party
Coast Guard Petty Officer arrives home after year overseas
Friends and family of Petty Ofc. Zach Burgess had a huge sign made for his return Friday night at the Jacksonville International Airport.
Burgess' family put together a book with autographs and well wishes from the Jacksonville Jaguars. His family was even able to get two Jaguars to join them in welcoming home their hero. Will Rackley and DuJuan Harris joined the Burgess family for the welcome party.
"He's a huge fan, it's a big surprise," said Burgess' wife, Courtney.
Courtney said she won't say how she got the Jaguars to show up for her husband.
"I have connections in high places and really sweet people who care a lot about us," she said.
Burgess had been serving in Bahrain for the past year. After welcome home hugs were given all around and pictures with the Coast Guard Petty Officer, he said he's happy to be home with the woman and team that he loves.
"That's awesome, I watch every game at 3 in the morning online, so it was really special."
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