Soldier dad surprises son at school

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Friday was the last day of classes for children here and they held a Christmas carol sing-along. But it came with a surprise for one kindergarten student when a soldier walked through the door and surprised his son.

Union School in Belleville called all their students to the gymnasium for a year-end assembly. But for Jaden Shepherd, the best present he could hope for—his dad—made a surprise visit.

Army Private First Class Julius Shepherd greeted his son with a big hug and gave him his dog tags to wear.

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