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USS Boxer Sailor Surprises Daughter with Reunion (Video)

Airman Miguel Melendres on the USS Boxer
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drew Williams / US Navy
Airman Miguel Melendres on the USS Boxer

The USS Boxer cruised into Pearl Harbor this week en route to its final destination of San Diego. But one Sailor arrived home early - and surprised his little girl in her classroom atVista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

The North County Times was there when Navy E-3 Airman Miguel Melendres Jr. showed up to surprise his daughter, second-grader Ashley. Melendres has been away from home for seven months.

Ashley told the newspaper:


You know how they say a picture is worth a thousand words? Well, then, video must be worth a million. Luckily, the North County Times videotaped yesterday's reunion. Click here to watch.