Back From Iraq, Army Dad Surprises 6-Year-Old Son
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. A kindergartner in Nevada celebrating his birthday got cupcakes in class - and an unusually big present. When young Gabriel put down his cupcake long enough to unwrap that huge box, out popped his dad, back from Iraq. Army mechanic Casey Hurles is home for two weeks of playtime. Gabriel understands his dad will leave soon. The Associated Press quotes the child as saying, he works in the war. It's Morning Edition.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.