A family emergency required Navy Operation Specialist Kendrick Killings to return home to the States from his deployment in Japan. With his mother having a double mastectomy and his wife having her gallbladder removed his wife told CBS 5 that SPC Killings ‘felt defenseless’. Making the most out of the somewhat dim situation for his daughter, 7-year-old Ava, Killings arrival was kept under wraps so he could surprise her and his 17-month-old son Kaden.
Navy Specialist surprises children for last-minute homecoming
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Two young girls were surprised at Pea Ridge high school football game when their dad returned home from an 11-month deployment. 9-year-old Gracyn and her little sister were brought to tears when they realized that the referee they were presenting the game ball to was their dad, Army Captain Braxton Hurst.