Elijah Jones was called out as “Most Improved” at a reading event in his school library. But the biggest surprise came when his godfather, Staff Sergeant Jarayle Williams, who is a father figure to Elijah, came home from Afghanistan and was able to present the award to him. It’s been 2 years since Elijah has seen Sgt. Williams, a twelve-year veteran, in person.
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Returning home from his 6th deployment, Navy Chief Justin Rongey gave each of his three kids a homecoming they will always remember.
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.