Master Sergeant Karen Hughes waits nervously
in the halls of Calvary Day School to surprise her 17 year old son Khaliq
Hugues after returning from a year deployment to Kuwait.
"I don't know where he is sitting,"
said MSG Hughes. "They are at this table here," said PR and
Admissions Director Kimberly Rice.
As Hughes ducks under the cafeteria windows
her son eats his lunch inside, moments later he is greeted with a warm hug and
"You came back now," said Khaliq.
"We would like to thank Khaliq's mother
for her service and welcome her home," said a teacher.
"It was wonderful, I have kept this
secret for almost 2 months, so it was hard and I am happy to be back
home," said Hughes.
"Its' been different," said Khaliq.
"She hasn't been home since last November. I am glad she is home."
Khaliq is in his senior year at Calvary Day School and a star football player. He says he is proud of his mother and he
can't wait to hear her cheering him from the stands on Friday night.
"She supported her country and I think
she needs to come home now, stop and retire," said Khaliq.
Sergeant Karen Hughes also surprised her daughter at Virginia College.
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