April 15, 2011
After the excitement of the surprise subsided, dad and son shared a quiet moment with hand-in-hand hugs. Sgt. Pedro Colunga has been deployed nearly half of his son Camrin's life with two tours of duty in Iraq and finishing up his second tour in Korea. Sgt. Colunga surprised his son at his Assumption Preschool Thursday afternoon shortly before classes let out for the day. He had arrived at the Walla Walla airport just 30 minutes prior.
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Five-year-old Camrin Colunga's face lights up like Fourth of july fireworks as he first hears his mom, Shayna Colunga, call out "Look up Camrin" to get his attention and then spots his dad, U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Colunga standing next to his mom and little