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Soldier Suprises Son at Turner Elementary

Soldier Suprises Son at Turner Elementary
Posted on 04/24/2015
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When Angelo Giraldo walked into the school gymnasium at Turner Elementary, he thought he was joining fellow students for an assembly.  What he did not expect was a visit from a very familiar face.

“I just returned from Afghanistan and I wanted to surprise my son,” his father, Sgt. Andres Giraldo, said.

Just before the kindergartner made his way to the gym, students and staff gathered around a rainbow colored parachute where the Fort Bragg soldier was hiding, awaiting his son’s arrival. Students lifted the parachute and watched the emotional reunion between father and son.

It had been four months since Giraldo deployed for Afghanistan – but the wait was worth it.

“I’m really happy that I get to see my son and my family again, and I am thankful for Turner’s help with this,” Giraldo said. “They made this special for me and my family.”

Turner Surprise

Turner Surprise

Turner Surprise

Turner Surprise