Soldier surprises son at school

6:42 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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WELLS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A 3rd grader at Wells Elementary School got a great surprise for his 8th birthday, a visit from his father, who has been serving in the Army in Afghanistan for the past 9 months.

Heath McHugh hadn't seen his dad, Donnie McHugh, since last Christmas. McHugh was supposed to arrive in Maine a few days ago, but his flights to Kuwait kept being cancelled. When he saw his father enter the elementary school gym, Heath simply said, "That's my dad."

Heath and his father will not be able to spend much time together. McHugh has to go back to Afghanistan tomorrow. Two planned to go birthday shopping. Heath says he wants an air soft gun.


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