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Military Dad Surprises Daughter at Spelling Bee After She Spells 'Sergeant'
U2be ^ | 11/12/11 | Random

Posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:30 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

A spelling bee at a Boca Raton elementary school was actually a ruse for 9-year-old Skylar Johnson. Skylar's father, Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson, had been on tour in Iraq since last Christmas. But Friday, he was waiting to surprise her during the spelling bee.

While Skylar was on stage spelling the word "Sergeant," the principal asked if she knows any sergeants. As soon as Skyler answered, "my dad," Staff Sgt. Johnson made his entrance.

Skylar is completely stunned and in tears at the sight of her father, a man she hasn't seen in eight months. Unfortunately, Johnson is only home for nine days. But all that matters to Skylar is right now.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: military; spellingbee; surprise

1 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:37 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Damn allergies.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 1:10:20 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

OMG everything is blurry now.... She is a beautiful child. Thanks for sharing.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 1:10:20 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

There’s something wrong with video — it looks blurry.
[sniffles]


4 posted on 10/12/2011 1:10:47 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Saw this on Fox & Friends this morning! Just a wonderful moment for both Dad and young Daughter! He will be home for her up coming birth day which I am sure will not eclipse that moment she ran and hugged him!


5 posted on 10/12/2011 1:11:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: JRios1968

I hate it when those just pop up out of nowhere!


6 posted on 10/12/2011 1:12:38 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 50cal Smokepole; tubebender; happydogx2

Yep, a bit blurry.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 1:14:22 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
wow need to get a new screen very blurry
8 posted on 10/12/2011 1:25:34 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: markman46

There was a compilation video that was passed around a few months ago showing many video clips of soldiers coming home. We had a contest to see how long anyone in our office could make it without crying. 12 seconds was the record. Everyone lost it when they saw a dog going crazy when his owner returned.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 1:31:29 PM PDT by pie_eater
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To: pie_eater

i think i made it for about 5 seconds


10 posted on 10/12/2011 1:35:05 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

1030AM PDT Aug 18th 2005, my wife, oldest child and I had a massive attack of the allergies when I stepped off a C-5 at Travis AFB...


11 posted on 10/12/2011 1:46:34 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Last Friday my DIL’s nephew came home from Afghanistan and his mother didn’t know he was coming.

My DIL picked him up at the airport and then met up with her other sister and family and went together to his mother’s house. Everyone went in with him entering last, his mother kissed and hugged her sister, her nephew, her niece, shook hands with her BIL...got to my DIL, then my granddaughter and then to the person she had just assumed to be my grandson.

She said how are you doing...JEREMY!!!!!. Needless to say, she lost it but in a good way.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 1:47:15 PM PDT by tiki
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To: pie_eater

This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMlIM9zLio


13 posted on 10/12/2011 1:48:05 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

My dad was a career military officer. For about the first 5 or 6 years of my life, I rarely saw him and barely knew who he was.

It was just a way of life for us in those days. I’m glad that so many schools do things like this for the kids of deployed military - the reunions are great to watch!!


14 posted on 10/12/2011 1:51:46 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: tiki
Very heartwarming....and I must say an itty-bitty tear formed in each of my baby blues.

Please convey to Jeremy heartfelt thanks for his service....I'm sure I'm speaking for all freepers reading this. God bless him and your entire "serviceman's family".

Leni

15 posted on 10/12/2011 1:53:48 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: DustyMoment

I was fortunate and saw Dad more than rarely, though he was gone TDY twice for 90 days and Remote for a whole year while I was young. These reunions are good to see.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 1:57:31 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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My Dad was in Korea. I didn’t see him from about the age of 18 months old until I was more than three. He also spent 2 tours of duty out of the country when I was about 5-7. It is a way of life. No email, cell phones or skype back then.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 2:09:38 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: JRios1968

Yep. Anyone have any tissue - I mean Benadryl...[sniffle].


18 posted on 10/12/2011 2:10:01 PM PDT by dannibp (I must remind myself daily that God is in control.)
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19 posted on 10/12/2011 2:34:44 PM PDT by pdunkin (I feel more like I do now than I did this morning.)
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To: MinuteGal

I cried like a baby. Although I’m not blood related to him, I have known him since he was a baby and all the niece and nephews-in-law call me Grandma.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 2:59:43 PM PDT by tiki
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Who says Dad’s aren’t important? Definitely Not Skylar Johnson!


21 posted on 10/12/2011 8:20:40 PM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: Reagan69

Pure Joy Personified...Beautiful...


22 posted on 10/13/2011 4:24:36 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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