Gooding family reunited after a major surprise

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GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Grab a box of tissues, for a surprise military homecoming.

KMVT’s Morgan Rumpf was at Gooding Middle School where a sixth grader got the surprise of his life.

"Yeah he might have an idea, he might now I don't know, we'll see what happens," said Sgt. Kenneth Beach.

After a ten month deployment to Texas then Iraq U.S. Army 1st Class Motor Sergeant Kenneth Beach was surprising his son David.

Sgt. Beach asked administration, "So I was just kind of like hey is there a home game coming up, or is there an assembly you're doing all together?"

Originally there wasn't anything planned but Gooding school administrators created a pep-rally as the homecoming's cover story.

David entered the gym and told KMVT’s Morgan Rumpf after he didn't know it was all for him.

Students filled the gym, and Principal Williamson started her announcements and then mentioned a special guest speaker from the army.

"So David Beach would you come here? I would like to introduce to you, Sergeant First Class Kenny Beach who's returning home from Iraq after 9 months of deployment," said Principal Janet Williamson.

"As soon as I hear from the army I immediately knew it was for my dad,” said David. “I'm super excited and I can't wait to have fun with my dad again, go fishing, and go to a whole bunch of places."

Their first trip together is to go eat sushi, then they were going to go fish with family friends. But the best part for David?

"Just having my dad back," David said.

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