It had been seven months since Major Paul “P.J.” Tremblay hugged his family goodbye as he left for his deployment in Afghanistan.
Thursday afternoon, his kids got a surprise visit in school as he returned from overseas. Tremblay got the opportunity to come home two months early – an occasion that he couldn’t let wait until the kids got home from school.
“After all the times I’ve been gone, both for training and deployment, this is by far the most exciting reunion,” Tremblay said.
Tremblay and his wife, Tracie, learned a few months ago that he would be coming home early from his deployment, and had planned the surprise reunion since. According to Tremblay, it’s something he’s wanted to do for his children for quite some time.
“It’s something they had seen on TV before, different marines and soldiers surprising their children,” Tremblay said. “They always kind of had a smile like ‘I would like to do that someday.’”
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