Soldier returns from deployment overseas, brings granddaughter to tears

Surprise! Pawpaw is home!!

Posted by Brittney Michelle Hendrick on Friday, December 7, 2018

8-year-old Haylee Dahmer received a gift greater than any box under a tree. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Virgil Kiger brought her to tears when he surprised her with his return from deployment in Papua New Guinea. Haylee was breathless for a few moments after realizing that her Pawpaw was home. Of the 26 years of serving and sacrificing with the Coast Guard, this homecoming will be one that he will treasure.

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