Soldier surprises 9-year-old daughter at Indiana school

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- A fourth grader sharing a Thanksgiving story with her class had no idea the ending would be interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

9-year-old Kendyl Kraick's story about her trip to Chicago was interrupted by her father - Master Sergeant Travis Kraick.

Kendyl and her stepmother didn't think Kraick, who had been overseas on deployment for the last seven months,  would make it home to Fort Wayne, Indiana in time for the holidays.

The tearful reunion was captured on video by her uncle.