Gender Reveal Capt Gregory Veteto DVIDS Screen Grab from FB video 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The world is going crazy right now for gender reveal videos and this one by a US Marine does not disappoint.

After discovering you are pregnant most parents-to-be experience a whirlwind of telling friends and family but this Marine had another family to include.

Captain Gregory Veteto, the company commander of Company A., 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Ground Combat Element, revealed the gender of his baby during a weekly formation on November 1 2017 to his extended family – the Marines.

Gender Reveal Capt Gregory Veteto DVIDS Photo by Cpl.Timothy Valero 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

The 15th MEU is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.

Gender Reveal Capt Gregory Veteto DVIDS Photo by Cpl.Timothy Valero 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Ground Combat Element

When asked about discovering he was going to be a Dad, Capt Gregory Veteto shared his excitement.

"The pregnancy, in general, was a surprise. About three weeks into the deployment, my wife emailed me when we were on ship to let me know she was pregnant. That itself was a surprise and we were not expecting this but very thankful."

"We decided we wanted to officially announce it by kicking it (the football) and having the powder go everywhere... kicking it and seeing the pictures and the videos it was really a joyful moment for me and my family."

Watch the moment Capt Gregory Veteto kicked the American football and revealed the gender of his baby below...

Capt. Gregory Veteto reveals the gender of his baby to his extended family — his Marines. "The pregnancy, in general, was a surprise. About three weeks into the deployment, my wife emailed me when we were on ship to let me know she was pregnant. That itself was a surprise and we were not expecting this but very thankful. I actually found out it was a girl about a month before kicking the football – that was exciting. When the football came we decided we wanted to officially announce it by kicking it and having the powder go everywhere. I will tell you even though I knew; kicking it and seeing the pictures and the videos it was really a joyful moment for me and my family. It just really warmed my heart to see a lot of smiles on the Marines’ faces. A lot of the Marines didn't know I was having a girl, so it was a big surprise for them and to hear them get excited about it was really cool. I am glad I made the decision to do it at the company formation." — Capt. Veteto

Posted by U.S. Marine Corps on Tuesday, 7 November 2017

 

If you've not watched the video yet (why not, it is the best one we have seen yet) then STOP READING because below is a spoiler...

"It just really warmed my heart to see a lot of smiles on the Marines’ faces."

"I actually found out it was a girl about a month before kicking the football – that was exciting."

"A lot of the Marines didn't know I was having a girl, so it was a big surprise for them and to hear them get excited about it was really cool. I am glad I made the decision to do it at the company formation."

All images were taken by Cpl Timothy Valero

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