Soldier home for R&R surprises sons as ‘Stormtrooper’ during movie premier

My husband and US Army Soldier John Kirchgessner returned home to our family at Ft. Bliss Texas for a two week break after spending seven months overseas on deployment. This is his fifth deployment, and the second time he has been deployed away from his boys Cooper (Poe Dameron) and Ryne (Darth Vader).

The boys thought they were coming to a character meet and greet with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Pat who were in town for Christmas… only to be greeted by a Storm Trooper who was more than he appeared. It takes the boys a while to realize that it’s their dad, and that he is home on a short Christmas trip… they thought he was here for the “Character Parade.” Watch the cuteness unfold!” – Mandy K