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WATCH: Lacey girls surprised at school with father's homecoming

Olympic View Elementary School students Rachael Heaton,10, and her nine year-old sister Christina were treated to a surprise April 20th homecoming visit from their dad, Lt. Col. Ralph Heaton, who had just returned from a year's deployment in Afghanistan. Coordinated by the Olympic View staff members Lt. Col. Heaton greeted the teary-eyed sisters as the member of the 7th Infantry Division was welcomed with a large round of applause and cheers as he entered the Lacey school's library with their mother Andrea. The Heatons plan to enjoy the reunion. They have a busy early summer with Lt. Col. Heaton accepting a post transfer to Oklahoma in June after the end of the school year.

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WATCH: Lacey girls surprised at school with father's homecoming

Olympic View Elementary School students Rachael Heaton,10, and her nine year-old sister Christina were treated to a surprise April 20th homecoming visit from their dad, Lt. Col. Ralph Heaton, who had just returned from a year's deployment in Afghanistan. Coordinated by the Olympic View staff members Lt. Col. Heaton greeted the teary-eyed sisters as the member of the 7th Infantry Division was welcomed with a large round of applause and cheers as he entered the Lacey school's library with their mother Andrea. The Heatons plan to enjoy the reunion. They have a busy early summer with Lt. Col. Heaton accepting a post transfer to Oklahoma in June after the end of the school year.
By Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
WATCH: Lacey girls surprised at school with father's homecoming 01:27

WATCH: Lacey girls surprised at school with father's homecoming

VIDEO: South Sound military kids - what we need from you 01:31

VIDEO: South Sound military kids - what we need from you

VIDEO: Coming Soon- Autism Center For JBLM Kids 02:24

VIDEO: Coming Soon- Autism Center For JBLM Kids

VIDEO: Washington teen is second to join Army infantry 01:07

VIDEO: Washington teen is second to join Army infantry