SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. – A soldier from the mountains arrived home early and surprised his daughter at Swain County High School on Saturday.
WLOS reported that Sergeant First Class Rob Crawford of Bryson City returned home this weekend after spending the last year in Afghanistan.
He arrived in Asheville Friday, but kept it a secret from his daughter, Emery, a junior at Swain. Crawford surprised Emery during a school play on Saturday afternoon.
Emery says she was completely surprised and didn't suspect a thing until the curtain opened and she saw her dad standing on stage.