After being stationed in Japan for 230 days, Petty Officer First Class TJ Branum returned home to surprise his three kids. During PO1 Branum’s 16 years with the Navy it hasn’t been easy on his family, especially on the kids but reunions like this help soften the blow.
Heartland Sailor surprises children with early homecoming
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For more than a year, 7-year-old Jean-Paul had been sending up prayers and finally they were answered. His dad Navy MA1 Jose Nunez was home from deployment, and surprised Jean-Paul and his older brother Andrew at school.
6-year-old Brooke proudly explained her dad’s job as a military veteran as she stood in front of her elementary school peers.
"My husband came home yesterday and decided to surprise the boys. Big thanks to the USO for helping us with the surprise and a bigger thank you to all of our family, friends, and customers that have been so supportive over the last 6 months!"