Soldier Surprises Son At School

By: Shanisty Myers Email
By: Shanisty Myers Email

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes, but this surprise for a local 5-year old is truly priceless!

No words can truly describe the feeling at Ms. Mace's kindergarten classroom on Wednesday.

Tears of joy filled the room when Sergeant Christopher Myers surprised
his 5-year old son CJ.

Sergeant Myers is stationed in Iraq, and Wednesday's reunion was the first time in five months the two had seen each other.

CJ didn't leave his dad's sight for the remainder of the day.

CJ's mother, Leslie, says he hears stories about his hero father who's fighting in the war.

CJ and Sergeant Myers haven't seen each other since September, but to a 5-year old, it feels like forever.

Sergeant Myers will be home for 15 days, and will get to celebrate CJ's sixth birthday.

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  • by It's Time To Come Home Location: Marietta on Mar 6, 2008 at 07:24 PM
    What a great story! Congratulations and “Thank You” Sergeant Myers. What a wonderful birthday present for CJ. I am sure it is one he will always remember and cherish. It is a shame that we have so many families separated like this one fighting a war that we should have never started. It is my hope and prayer that these types of reunions will begin to happen more and more often and that when the family members return home it is for good! I do not want to be seeing these types of stories for the next 100 years!
  • by Ruth Location: Parkersburg on Mar 6, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    Congratulations to Shanisty on having her news report picked up by CNN Headline News. The report was great.
  • by Shawn Location: Wood County on Mar 6, 2008 at 09:06 AM
    I have worked with Chris just before he went overseas and I know how much his family means to him. I'm glad he got to spend some time with his family and be able to give his son something he will never forget. Chris, I'm proud of you buddy, keep up the good work!!!
  • by Brenda Location: wood co. on Mar 6, 2008 at 06:52 AM
    There were no words that could tell you how touching this story is.The little boy could never ask for a better gift for his birthday.It is sad because poeple never take the time to think what are men are giving up to be over the fighting for us.
  • by anonymous Location: parkersburg on Mar 6, 2008 at 03:41 AM
    i think this was great to see his dad come to the school. as i watched this it brought tears to my eyes, it is very emotional. a lot of people dont understand how hard it is. my family is going through a hard time with one of our family members getting hurt in iraq but is back in the us. i thank god for keeping our soldiers safe and bringing them home to us. god bless this family
  • by Sarah Location: Marietta on Mar 5, 2008 at 09:39 PM
    This is a great story. Im Glad that he finally got to see his dad. I know its hard having someone you love over there, my husband has been gone since july of last year and I will get to see him this may and than we will unit In Germany once his tour is over in Iraq. Happy Birthday to you Cj. I hope you had a great one ..God Bless all the soldiers for what they are doing!!
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