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Christmas Wish Comes True: South Florida Soldier Surprises Sons

Two boys who thought they were attending their Pembroke Pines school's holiday assembly instead received an early Christmas gift when their father who has been on Army deployment surprised them Thursday.

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Prieto had an emotional reunion with sons Giovanny and Derek at Somerset Academy Chapel Trail.

The top item on Giovanny's Christmas wish list was to see his dad, who has been deployed in South Korea.

"Every single minute that I spent on that plane coming down here for 18 hours, it's just worth it to see their faces and be able to spend Christmas with them for the next three weeks," Prieto said.

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