Lieutenant Gordon Moon has spent the last six months in Kuwait but in three days he’ll have to return. So he made sure those first moments would be wistful memories that his family would cherish for years to come. His 9-year-old daughter thought that she had to wait until December to see him, so she was completely surprised when he show up at her school.
When LTC Moon’s daughter spotted that uniform and boots enter her school’s gym, she didn’t hesitate to rush her Soldier for a great big hug. Captivated by LTC Moon’s surprise return, Sammy overlooked the rose he’d brought for her.
After 32 years of serving with the Army and so much time away from his family, seeing his daughter’s reaction in that moment was worth it all.