Military father surprises son at Millersville Elementary in Anne Arundel Co.

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MILLERSVILLE, Md. - Christmas came early for a third grade student at Millersville Elementary.

Eben Pardue was eating lunch in the cafeteria on Wednesday when his dad, Thomas, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, surprised him a few days early for Christmas.

His mom was also there for the surprise reunion.

Eben was expecting his father to come home on Monday after spending a year in South Korea.

"I just hope everybody remembers everyone else who's not home right now, who's still overseas, whether its Korea or anywhere else, because I know they wish they could be with their families too," says Master Sergeant Pardue.

The two said they were excited to play video games and spend a ton of quality time together.