BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Friday was the last day of classes for children here and they held a Christmas carol sing-along. But it came with a surprise for one kindergarten student when a soldier walked through the door and surprised his son.
Union School in Belleville called all their students to the gymnasium for a year-end assembly. But for Jaden Shepherd, the best present he could hope for—his dad—made a surprise visit.
Army Private First Class Julius Shepherd greeted his son with a big hug and gave him his dog tags to wear.