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Wildwood students get big surprise from military dad

Wildwood Principal Allison Klouse did her daily announcements at the sixth-grade lunch a little differently on Nov. 4.

Suddenly, a man in uniform appeared on the projector screen.

“Does anyone know who this is?” Klouse asked the students. As several students raised their hands, one student in the cafeteria jumped out of her seat. Her father, Lt. Col. Tom Isenberg, was the man on the screen, but he was also the man standing at the back of the room.

“I knew I would be home in November,” Lt. Col. Isenberg explained, “but I didn’t know exactly when I was going to be home.”

Wildwood Military 2After the shock wore off, Lt. Col. Isenberg got a much-deserved lunch with his daughter. As he ate, Wildwood Middle School students stopped by their table thanking him for his service and congratulating Savannah.

She wasn’t the only lucky one. Her brother Spencer got the surprise treatment during the eighth-grade lunch period.

“My best friend came back home,” Spencer said with a smile on his face.

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