A special homecoming

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Sgt. First Class Michael Spaulding left for Afghanistan in June for a year-long tour with the C Company 4/23 5th Striker Brigade, US Army out of Fort Lewis, Washington. His three children expected him back for a two-week leave in March but the dates got pushed up and his wife Tammy kept the secret so he could surprise them at school Wednesday.

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