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US Army Major Surprises Daughter During 5th Grade Graduation

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A fifth grader graduating from a Louisville, KY school got a really unexpected surprise during her big day.

Major Julian Reyes told WDRB he hasn't seen his kids in almost a year. He's been serving overseas in Afghanistan and Korea.

His daughter Gracie didn't know it, but her mom had been working with her school to plan an on-stage surprise. Her dad wasn't supposed to be home until Friday, but was released from his duties a little early.

"I didn't think it was real," Gracie said.

"It was kind of a surprise," said Major Reyes. "I wasn't really expecting it. My wife just told me to come to the high school, and we're going to surprise Gracie."

Gracie says she's able to FaceTime with her dad while he's overseas, but is happy to have him back home.

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