West Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A guardsmen's homecoming Saturday caught his son by surprise.
Sgt. First Class Josh Beck has been in Afghanistan since 2012 and wasn't sure of when he was coming back.
"He's caring, he's nice, he's helpful," said his son, Rucker Beck.
Rucker has nothing but good things to say about his dad. even if he's not at all his baseball games.
"I haven't seen him in a while," Rucker said.
But every game, Rucker has to always pose the question.
"Is dad coming?"
Saturday, the Yellow Jackets squared off in another baseball battle. But before the game started, Rucker and his little sister, Riley, were pulled out of the dug out.
"I was like, 'What are we doing here? Why are we here,'" Rucker said. "Automatically I heard the speakers turn on then I was like that's my dad's name. And then I turn around and he's right there."
"Just being here with them and getting to actually hold them," Josh Beck said.
And they needed extra luck this St. Patrick's Day, and dad made it happen.
"He wore it in every mission," Rucker said.
But Beck wasn't too worried about his son winning.
"It didn't matter how he played. Just getting to see him, that's all that mattered," Beck said.
The Yellow Jackets won 21-nothing.
"When people are cheering your name you did good," Rucker said.
Now the Becks have two heroes at home.
Rucker received the game ball for his efforts.