Lubbock Cooper 6th Grader surprised at school by father's return from Iraq - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/7/09

Lubbock Cooper 6th Grader surprised at school by father's return from Iraq

LUBBOCK, TEXAS (KCBD) - Lubbock Cooper 6th grader, Cole Hayden, got a huge surprise at school Tuesday, all the way from Iraq.

His father, Staff Sergeant Mike Hayden, surprised him at school with his unexpected return. Cole says he had no idea that his father was coming home, and thought his father was still overseas.

"I'm excited to see him," said Staff Sergeant Hayden. "(I've) been gone for ten months, (and) I'm just really happy to see him."

Cole's classmates lined the halls and clapped for the father and son as they left school.

Staff Sergeant Hayden, who is stationed at Fort Hood, will return to Iraq on April 18. However, he says his unit is scheduled to return to the U.S. in June.

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