Texoma soldier surprises his son

By: Kristen Shanahan Email
By: Kristen Shanahan Email

SHERMAN, TX -- A Texoma toddler received a gift he will always remember, when dad came home.

It has been six months since father and son have been together. Specialist Justin Miller has been serving in Afghanistan and has been anxiously waiting to be reunited with his little solider.

"Give him a big hug and kiss and just see his reaction," Miller said.

Miller has been overseas for the past four months and having to be away long spans of time is difficult for both Miller and his son.

"Landon misses his dad more than anything. He cries probably every night," Landon's Mother, Holly Miller, said.

Landon's mother, Holly Miller has been been collaborating with his father for weeks about surprising Landon and what better way to do it than to go to Jump 'N Land and slide into daddy's arms?

"Landon's been asking about his dad a lot here lately and I've been asking him, you know 'is dad coming home soon?' And he'll say no Daddy's in Afghanistan he can't come home. He's got to fight bad people," Holly said.

Having no clue his dad would be home Landon was surprised when he saw his father at the end of the slide.

Miller says it is hard being away from his son, but every time they reunite he really sees what he is fighting for.

"Everybody that's over there right now we understand being away from our children is rough and everything, but we want to ensure that America stays America for our children," Miller said.

Miller says he will be home for 15 days before he has to go back to Afghanistan.


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  • by OMIGOSH! on Jun 3, 2012 at 11:42 PM
    OMIGOSH! Can we get another "soldier comes home and surprises family member" story? They never get old!
  • by Teresa Location: Tx on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:13 PM
    What an awesome story . Thank you sir for your service.Enjoy your much deserved time with your family.
  • by Texas NDN Location: Denison on Jun 3, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    God bless Landon & his daddy & God bless all our troops. They need to be brought home from that hell hole NOW.
  • by Yadad Location: Sherman on Jun 3, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    Well done parents and thank you for your service sir !!!!
  • by april Location: sherman on Jun 3, 2012 at 08:38 AM
    god bless you and your family. thank you so much for all you and your FAMILY do for our country.
  • by Misty Clark Location: Tom Bean on Jun 3, 2012 at 07:47 AM
    I LOVE IT WHEN CHANNEL 12 COVERS THE SOLDIERS COMING HOME...IT WARMS MY HEART. THANK YOU SIR FOR KEEPING THE CLARK FAMILY SAFE. MY FAMILY AND I SALUTE YOU AND YOURS.
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