VIA| When Logan Kettle was just 15-months-old, his father was killed in combat as a Green Beret fighting in Afghanistan. Along with Logan, Jeff Kettle was survived by his loving wife.
In the years since, Jeff’s brother and Logan’s uncle Clay has done his best to teach the boy about what a great man his father is. This has been incredibly important for the young man, who never got the chance to really meet his father – but this Christmas, Clay had a huge surprise in store and this one was more meaningful than anything else.
As Logan learned more about his father’s heroic escapades as a Green Beret, the one thing he really wanted was his dad’s combat jacket. Unfortunately it went missing after his death, and Uncle Clay had no luck in his desperate search for the original.
After a fruitless search, Clay decided the next best thing was going to be recreating the jacket as closely as possible to the original. He spent countless days and hours searching through military surplus stores, trying to find the perfect materials to make the jacket look just right.
Finally it was completed, an almost identical reproduction of Logan’s dad’s original military jacket. Now it was time to present the fabulous gift, and Logan couldn’t have been more appreciative. The 9-year-old broke out into tears when he first tried on the jacket, so touched by the gesture and his new connection to his father Jeff.
Check out the heartfelt clip below to see his touching reaction for yourself, and make sure to share this story to show your support for all of America’s military members!