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Soldier's surprise return home much tougher than expected

 

October 6, 2019



BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Jeffery Grimes planned a big surprise reveal for his family when he returned from Kuwait, but the biggest surprise was on him — they weren't home.

"I expected to walk in the house and none of them expect me to show up and it be that kind of a surprise," he said.

It didn't turn out like he planned.

Grimes spent the past year as a chaplain's assistant with the 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. He served as an administrative logistical and tactical specialist of the unit ministry team, which meant his job was to ensure that...



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