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Phillies surprise military family at Citizens Bank Park

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies helped surprise a military family in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Air Force Major Robert Rowton had been away from his family for a six-month deployment overseas, but he surprised his wife Jill and children Bronwyn (15), Abigail (13) and Alena (nine) on the field.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies helped surprise a military family in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Air Force Major Robert Rowton had been away from his family for a six-month deployment overseas, but he surprised his wife Jill and children Bronwyn (15), Abigail (13) and Alena (nine) on the field.

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The four were dancing with the Phanatic when the music stopped and Rowton ran onto the field.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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