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Soldier Surprises Daughter at Vigo County School

It was the lunch of a lifetime for one Vigo County student on Tuesday. Her dad is in the National Guard and has been in Kuwait for nine months. The family was expecting him home later this month, but dad just couldn't wait any longer, and surprised his daughters at school.
It was the lunch of a lifetime for one Vigo County student on Tuesday.

Her dad is in the National Guard and has been in Kuwait for nine months.

The family was expecting him home later this month, but dad just couldn't wait any longer, and surprised his daughters at school.

Here was the set-up: Our NBC 2 News crews pretended to be doing another story with the 7th grader, when she had a very special -- and unexpected -- delivery that you'll only see right here.

A lunch box.. and a long walk -- "I see her," says an excited dad -- and then just like that, the Moore family was together again.

"You forgot your lunch.... I think you're going to need this," said Sgt. David Moore to a shocked daughter. "Can I have a hug now?"

Sgt. David Moore has 12 years of service with the National Guard, but this was his first tour of duty -- and the longest he's ever been away from his wife and two daughters.

"I missed you so much," he says. "Oh my Gosh. This is a breathtaking moment."

A moment that gave even an experienced solider pause.

"Walking down that hallway, that was a long walk," said Moore. "Just trying to maintain my composure and I was actually nervous. I mean I shouldn't be nervous, it's my little girl! But I was. I was nervous." 

And the surprise was more than just reuniting a family... it was giving them a day that helps make up for the months of sacrifice.

"This has been a wonderful moment in my life. I never knew what a hardship this was on families until I did it myself. It's a lot of understanding now. There's more to it then what you really see. It's a lot harder when you actually do it," said Moore.

And while this family has so much to talk about, for now, they're still a bit speechless.
   
"It was wonderful. That's all I have," said daughter Stephanie.

Sgt. Moore has a few weeks vacation, then he'll go back to his civilian job until when -- and if -- his unit is called up again.

For now, it's all about some much-deserved family time.
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