Army Staff Sergeant Juan Grisales had been away from his wife and son, Alexander, for the last year on a deployment in Africa. Though the time apart brings about an unshakable heartache, the reunions always brings relief. But this reunion brought more than relief to Ssgt. Alexander. As he waited outside his son’s classroom he heard his second grader speaking to his class about how Ssgt. Grisales is a community leader and that made him proud.
Soldier touched by son’s presentation just before walking in to surprise him
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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!"