US Air Force specialist surprises mom after deployment

<p>Regina Benzing, a teacher at Lenox Elementary School in Baldwin, got the best gift a mother could want Wednesday.</p>

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2018, 4:41 PM

Updated 2,228 days ago

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Regina Benzing, a teacher at Lenox Elementary School in Baldwin, got the best gift a mother could want Wednesday.
She was surprised during a student assembly by her 20-year-old son Eric, who had been serving overseas in Germany for almost a year.
At the time, she was announcing the school’s “Students of the Month.” Her son’s name was included on the list.
“I had no words. I just cried. It was so good to put my arms around him. I've been waiting a long time,” she says.
Eric Benzing will be home for three weeks on leave. He says he can’t wait to have his favorite meal – mom’s mac and cheese.


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