Lyons soldier to fly in helicopter over Super Bowl

7:04 PM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
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LYONS - Army specialist Nathan Daniels of Lyons found out last week he will be flying in a Black Hawk helicopter over the Super Bowl after the National Anthem.

Twelve helicopters will fly in formation at the same time, according to Daniels, who is currently stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Daniels, a self-described "huge football fan," found out he'd get to be part of the ceremony last week.

"I'm excited! It's a big opportunity. There's a lot of people at work that are pretty jealous," Daniels said, smiling, during a skype interview with 9News on Monday.

His family is proud. Though his wife is a bit jealous, too.

"I would say a lot jealous. I keep begging him to throw me in a suitcase, but I don't think it's going to happen," his wife Chelsie Daniels said.

Daniels says the crew will be doing plenty of practicing between now and the Super Bowl to get ready. He even gets to watch the game on the sideline when his job is done.

"I've watched the Super Bowl every year and never thought I could be a tiny part of it," he said.

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