Chesterfield mother and U.S. Army Colonel Beth Prekker gave her daughters the surprise of a lifetime after returning home from deployment overseas. “I stood behind the column and I started tearing up I almost started crying because I was just so excited and I was like, ‘let’s get this over with I want to see them,’” Col. Prekker told WRIC.
Chesterfield mom surprises daughters after year deployment in Iraq
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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!"