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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Presents 1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund with Veterans Day Surprise of a Lifetime

November 12, 2012 by  

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
surprised 1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund with the ultimate military retirement gift, Friday, Nov. 9. The property arranged complimentary once-in-a-lifetime luxe accommodations in its infamous “Real World Suite, giving Sgt. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund a dream night in Las Vegas as they attended the 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball and celebrated his retirement from the military, after 20 years of service (Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund get the surprise of a lifetime

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund get the surprise of a lifetime

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Sgt. Lund was completely shocked by the presentation. Informed that he was being pampered by an afternoon at the spa, his reaction to the suite was priceless. In complete awe, he couldn’t believe what was happening before his eyes. Ms. Lund had pulled off something truly special for her husband.

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

After an emotional moment between the couple, Master Butler Valentino Crespo popped a celebratory bottle of Vueve Clicquot champagne, presented Sgt. Lund with a custom cake designed by the hotel’s baker resembling Uncle Sam’s famous hat and treated the couple to Banana’s Foster.

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund in the Real World Suite

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund and his wife Tayde Lund in the Real World Suite

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Sgt. Lund rolled a lucky strike at the suite’s bowling alley and tried his hand at a game of pool before retreating to the master bedroom for a romantic couples’ massage and primping for a night on the town at the 237th Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund tries his hand at a game of pool

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund tries his hand at a game of pool

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Born from a simple wish via email to the property by Ms. Lund, this unique opportunity couldn’t be turned down. MTV hit reality show “The Real World,” has always been a source of bonding for the couple. During deployments to Afghanistan, he would watch old episodes in his free time. The Las Vegas season at Hard Rock Hotel was the couple’s favorite and Ms. Lund wanted to start her husband’s retirement and their new life out of the military with a complete bang. She tried her luck with the hotel and asked for a night in the suite. They complied, making the Lund’s story the sweetest Veterans Day gift a military member could receive.

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund bowls a strike on the suite's bowling lane

1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund bowls a strike on the suite’s bowling lane

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Cake presented to 1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund

Cake presented to 1st Sgt. Thomas B. Lund

Photo credit: Hew Burney/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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