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Florida mom screams after Marine son's surprise homecoming

  • Rekita Lee hadn't seen Tre'Vaughn Lee since August 2016 and was not expecting to see him over the holidays at her parent's home in Jacksonville, Florida 
  • The Marine was deployed in Japan but surprised his family with a visit
  • In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace
  • The Marine is home for Thanksgiving and has to return on December 4 but it was just what his mom needed
  • 'I just really, really needed that. It's been rough,' she said 

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 14:16 EST, 14 November 2017 | Updated: 15:10 EST, 14 November 2017

A Florida mom got a huge surprise when her Marine son returned home early from his deployment in Japan. 

Rekita Lee hadn't seen Tre'Vaughn Lee since August 2016 and was not expecting to see him over the holidays at her parent's home in Jacksonville, Florida. 

She had even planned a trip to see him in October but that fell through. 

Rekita Lee (left) hadn't seen Tre'Vaughn Lee (right) since August 2016 and was not expecting to see him over the holidays at her parent's home in Jacksonville, Florida
Rekita Lee (left) hadn't seen Tre'Vaughn Lee (right) since August 2016 and was not expecting to see him over the holidays at her parent's home in Jacksonville, Florida

Rekita Lee (left) hadn't seen Tre'Vaughn Lee (right) since August 2016 and was not expecting to see him over the holidays at her parent's home in Jacksonville, Florida

In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace
In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace
In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace
In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace

In the video, as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears running to her son to hug him in a long embrace

'Tre'Vaughn has always been my rock so it was just very, very, very emotional,' she said ABC News.

'I literally thought I was going to have a heart attack. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't believe he's here.'

Tre'Vaughn misled his family to believe that he was being sent to a new location for an important training mission to help advance his career with the Marine Corps. 

He added that the new, rigorous schedule would prevent him from being able to answer as many phone calls. 

The Marine was deployed in Japan but surprised his family with a visi
The Marine was deployed in Japan but surprised his family with a visi

The Marine was deployed in Japan but surprised his family with a visi

Tre'Vaughn misled his family to believe that he was being sent to a new location for an important training mission to help advance his career with the Marine Corps. He didn't even tell his grandparents until right before his mom showed up
Tre'Vaughn misled his family to believe that he was being sent to a new location for an important training mission to help advance his career with the Marine Corps. He didn't even tell his grandparents until right before his mom showed up

Tre'Vaughn misled his family to believe that he was being sent to a new location for an important training mission to help advance his career with the Marine Corps. He didn't even tell his grandparents until right before his mom showed up

'He didn't want to tell me many details because he didn't want me to be nervous,' added Rekita. 

He didn't even tell his grandparents that he was coming into town, only informing them the moment before his mom's arrival.

In the video, Rekita comes in the house with a large box. She is assisted and does not see her son at first. 

But as soon as she see's him, she can't help but scream and burst into tears. 

'Her reaction was so much more than I thought,' said Tre'Vaughn Lee. 

'I expected crying, but I didn't expect the big scream.' 

The Marine is home for Thanksgiving and has to return on December 4 but it was just what his mom needed. 

The Marine is home for Thanksgiving and has to return on December 4 but it was just what his mom needed
The Marine is home for Thanksgiving and has to return on December 4 but it was just what his mom needed

The Marine is home for Thanksgiving and has to return on December 4 but it was just what his mom needed

'I just really, really needed that. It's been rough,' she said. 

'Holiday time, I never do good around holiday time because I think it should be a happy time. I don't complain too much because I am thankful for a lot, but I've also had a lot of roadblocks in my life.

'He's such an awesome kid, I could not be more proud of him.' 

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