Army Sgt. Brian Campbell waited behind the gymnasium curtain holding flowers and a big smiley face balloon. Kristen Smith, the principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, announced to the second graders eating lunch that they had a surprise special guest. Campbell shifted from foot to foot as the curtain slowly lifted and a little girl’s voice broke the silence by shouting, “Daddy!” And with a run and a giant leap second-grader Vincenza Campbell was wrapped in her dad’s arms. Brian Campbell arrived home after a 12 month deployment in Kuwait and surprised Vincenza at lunchtime.
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