Major Terri Gurrola reunites with her daughter, 2007
In 2007, Major Terri Gurrola was deployed, which meant she had to leave her two-year old daughter Gaby behind. According to her, leaving Gaby for a whole year was the hardest thing she ever did, and her biggest fear was that her daughter would forget her.
When she came home after six months for her mid-tour break, her daughter was waiting for her at the Atlanta airport. She burst out crying and fell to her knees, and people all around them couldn’t help but tear up as well. The photo of the reunion was published in the media and has become one of the most famous pictures ever taken.