Student, brother get joyful surprise from soldier dad at Clover’s Kinard Elementary

news@enquirerherald.comApril 24, 2013 

— Monday is likely to be a day that 5-year-old Triron James Jr. will never forget.

Some 350 students at Kinard Elementary School cheered as Triron’s father —stationed in Kuwait for the last 10 months — walked into the school gym in his U.S. Army fatigues, hoisted Triron and his 3-year-old brother on his shoulder and hugged them hard.

“How did you get here?” Triron asked his dad, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Triron James, in stunned surpise.

His younger brother, Makhi, just beamed.

Dad and his two sons could not stop smiling as the school watched their joyful reunion.

“It means a whole lot,” Sgt. James said later. “I can’t even fathom what to say about it. . . .Just to see their faces and to be involved, not just with them, but with the whole school.”

The reunion during a school assembly was orchestrated by James’ wife,

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