CORAM - A Longwood Middle School sixth-grader got the surprise of her life today when her school invited her sister, a Marine who just returned from serving in Afghanistan, to show up unexpectedly.

Katie McCabe and her sixth-grade class had been communicating over the Internet with Lt. Rebecca Burgess for several months using Skype.

Today, however, while video chatting with the class, the screen went black and as drum rolls were played, Burgess appeared to surprise her little sister.

Katie says after seeing her sister for the first time in so long, she was so shocked that she was speechless.