Soldier surprises family with early return from Afghanistan
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The class at Bunker Dance Studio was told the media was there to do a story on small businesses succeeding in bad economic times.
The real story was all good news.
Tammy Morse told Action News she had just hours to organize a Thanksgiving homecoming for her husband.
She said, "We knew he was coming home. He had left Afghanistan, but I didn't expect him to come home until closer to Christmas."
Tammy's daughter Riley had no idea she was about to get the surprise of her life, until she looked up and saw her dad walk into the studio.
Sgt. Major Ronald T. Morse of the Nevada Army National Guard surprised everyone in his family. He called his wife on Tuesday to say he'd be home on Wednesday.
Tammy said, "Keeping it from my kids for 24 hours was really hard."
She added that her husband's fourteen-month-long tour of duty was especially hard on young Riley.
Tammy said, "My husband's deployed twice, but he's always deployed with small units, and she hasn't really gotten that excitement of dad coming home."
That all changed Wednesday night.
Sgt. Major Morse said, "We had a couple of family losses this year, so it's a little bit more special."
Riley Morse said, there's one important thing she wants to the community to know about her father.
"He's the best Dad."