Army Mom Deployed in Iraq Surprises Daughters at School

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It was a reunion a year in the making at Cosby High School in Chesterfield Thursday.

After returning from her second deployment in Iraq, Army Colonel Elizabeth Prekker surprised her daughters in school. The girls were not expecting her to come home until the end of the month.

“I’m trying to keep my emotions in check. I know once I get in the room, I won’t do well,” Colonel Prekker said minutes before the reunion.

Prekker’s daughter Caroline is sophomore at Cosby High School. Her other daughter, Lindsay, graduated two years ago. Lindsay thought she was visiting the school to give a presentation on college applications.