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20130920 RGV-Soldier-Surprises-sonPEÑITAS—Anthony David Garza sat at the front of the Corina Peña Elementary School cafeteria, demonstrating how to be a member of an audience for his peers Friday morning.

The kindergartner sat quietly with his arms in his lap as the La Joya Coyote mascot was led into the room and up onto the stage.

“Would you like to see your surprise?” a teacher asked Anthony.

“Yes!” he replied, swinging his legs excitedly.

The coyote removed his headpiece and inside was Army Spc. Anthony Garza, home from Ft. Hood in time to surprise his son at school.

As Garza kneeled down, Anthony David wrapped his arms around his dad’s neck and didn’t let go. After a few minutes, Garza picked him up. Still, his son kept his arms wrapped around his dad.

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