Shelbyville soldier surprises wife, son after birth of twins

(Provided Photo/Rachael Larner)

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A Shelbyville soldier surprised his wife at the hospital after their twin boys were born seven weeks early.

Rachael Larner said her brother, Brian Larner, Jr., was able to surprise his wife, Melody, late Saturday night. Larner had been in Kuwait for eight months working in an Army engineering unit before he was granted leave.

The couple named the twins Maverick and Blade.

They also have a son named Nicholas, who is 4 years old. On Sunday, Larner surprised him by wrapping up as a present next to the family Christmas tree.

(Provided Photo/Rachael Larner)
(Provided Photo/Rachael Larner)

Larner is now home for two weeks before he has to go back to Kuwait.

Click on the video tabs above to watch both surprises! provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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