Soldier gives niece and nephew surprise reunion with a little help from USC

The University of South Carolina helped Sergeant First Class Lisa Charnok with the South Carolina National Guard 228th Signal Brigade to surprise her family. SFC. Charnok set up this special surprise for her niece and nephew. After nine months in Afghanistan, her reveal was met by a loving tackle from her niece and her nephew’s embrace.

The surprise was almost ruined by SFC. Charnok’s aunt, who posted her excitement to Facebook. “My aunt posted it on Facebook but luckily my friend saw it right at the time she did it and called my Mom and my Mom called to get her to delete it. It was a little stressful but thankfully we pulled it off.”