Raw video: Soldier surprises daughter at school

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A kindergartner at Sunnyslope School got a big surprise Monday morning when her soldier father showed up in her classroom after a one-year deployment with the Army National Guard.

Sgt. Kevin Swaton spent time in Afghanistan while he was away from home.

"Got the butterflies going, excited too," said Sgt. Swaton, as he made his way to 5-year-old Aliyah's class.

Once he got to hug his little girl and his 3-year-old son Ryder, Sgt. Swaton said, "This is the best Christmas present ever."