Guardsman surprises daughters in return from overseas deployment

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Soldier Surprises Daughters at Arkansas School

GREENBRIER, Ark. (WTHR) - After a year-long deployment, a Texas National Guardsman gave his two daughters an emotional surprise.

Sgt. Joshua Colliver's first stop after his deployment to East Africa was the girls' elementary school.

The siblings thought a school assembly was called to honor their attendance record. Little did they know it was all a ruse for the big reveal, just as the girls took a spot on stage.

Dad walks in. And, well, there were a few happy tears.

"We get to see him. We get to interact. We get to touch him and hug him," said daughter Micaela.

"It's amazing to have them all together at once. It feels complete," Sgt. Colliver said

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