After over a year on deployment in Turkey, Air Force Sergeant Michael Roberts returned early to surprise his daughters Alyssa ,12, and Madison, 7, at both of their schools. The girls weren’t expecting to see their dad until the weekend but when he showed up at Alyssa’s school even her peers empathized, becoming emotional and crying during the reunion. When it was Madison’s turn to be surprised, her teacher introduced the classes special visitor as ‘a real-life superhero’ coming to talk to the class and her face lit up for her very own hero.
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Third graders at Bismarck’s Dorothy Moses had a guest on Thursday when teacher Katie Olson was reading to her class and said a volunteer reader was arriving soon and in came SSGT Christopher Mauch to surprise son Alexavier, 8. SSGT Christopher Mauch had just arrived in Bismarck with five others in the North Dakota National Guard 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from a 10 month deployment in Afghanistan.
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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.