Soldier Returns Home, Surprises Kids at School

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MEXICO - Staff Sergeant John Hoyle just arrived home from Afghanistan and surprised his 17-year-old daughter Monday afternoon at Mexico High School.

Sergeant Hoyle surprised his two other kids Monday morning at Hawthorne Elementary School. All three of his kids thought he wouldn't be back home until April.

His wife, Mandi Hoyle, said he was able to be back in Missouri early and wanted to surprise the kids. The kids were in shock, making for a great reunion.

Following the reunion, Sergeant Hoyle went to lunch with his family in celebration.

Check out the video to see Sergeant Hoyle surprise his daughter as it aired live on KOMU 8 News at Noon.