Piedmont soldier surprises family

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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- It was the surprise of a lifetime for three Piedmont boys, when their father returned home after serving for 11 months in Afghanistan.

They couldn't believe their eyes when their dad, National Guard Staff Sargent Robert Benson, showed up at a school assembly.

It was the end of a long separation for not just the family, but also the entire Rankin Elementary School Community. Benson's wife, Annie, is a kindergarten teacher at the school.