Soldier surprises sister at Deer Park middle school

A young Deer Park girl thought a holiday surprise at her school was meant for everyone. Little did she know, it was all for her.

Grace Hernandez, 12, was surprised by her brother Pfc. Joseph Hernandez today at Robert Frost Middle School.

Grace Hernandez, 12, was surprised by her brother Pfc. Joseph Hernandez today at Robert Frost Middle School. (12/22/15)

DEER PARK - A young Deer Park girl thought a holiday surprise at her school was meant for everyone. Little did she know, it was all for her.

Grace Hernandez, 12, was surprised by her brother Sgt. Joseph Hernandez today at Robert Frost Middle School.

"They were telling me he might not come back for Christmas so I had no idea," said Grace. "It was just so hard because he had been gone for so long and we could only talk on the phone and he couldn't even talk for that long," she added.

Hernandez is home from South Korea for the first time since he was deployed in March.

The Hernandez family says it is the best Christmas present they could possibly receive.

 

 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Queens man died Friday after a car 1 Driver strikes, kills pedestrian in Carle Place
In 2015, one in four drug overdoses were 2 CDC: 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015
Police say they have arrested Jonnathan Santos, 20, 3 Police: Man arrested following fatal crash in LIE in Syosset
Reporters line up in hopes of attending a 4 White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing
According to police, the car crashed into a 5 Police respond to car into building in North Bellmore

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

At Daniel Street Elementary School, 8-year old Navy sailor surprises sister with return home

There were tears of joy at a Lindenhurst elementary school today as a little girl

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE