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oak grove dad surprises son with military homecoming

On Dec. 4, Oak Grove Elementary School first-grade student Ethan Keller got the surprise of his life when his class walked out to the school's playground for recess -- his dad was there to greet him. Staff Sergeant Jesse Keller had been serving in Qatar for the past nine months and decided to surprise his son at school with his return.

"He wasn't sure what was going on at first, but then he saw his family there," said teacher Kelly Pearson.

When Ethan saw his dad, he ran across the playground with arms outstretched and yelled "Daddy!"

It was a very touching reunion for this family. Staff Sergeant Keller, Mom Shawna, Ethan, and his 3-year-old little brother will now settle down together in San Antonio.

With a big smile, Ethan said, "I love you daddy, and I missed you."

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Posted on December 4, 2012