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7's HERO: Military Dad surprises daughter at school

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on March 14, 2011 at 8:09 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:34 AM

This week's 7's HERO is sure to warm your heart! We captured an emotional reunion on camera at Owyhee Elementary School in Nampa, and we wanted to share it with all of you.


Hundreds of Idaho troops are in Iraq and Afghanistan right now serving our country. Their families are waiting here at home, counting the days until they can be reunited. EO 2 Tyler Stansell was in Afghanistan serving with the Navy for a year. He wanted to surprise his 9-year-old daughter (also named Tylar) at her school when he got home. That he did! It was a surprise she won't soon forget.

Watch the emotional homecoming here:

  This 7's HERO is dedicated to all the military families who are waiting for a special homecoming like this one! You are all heroes for your service and sacrifice.