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Bush Elementary kindergartner Courtland Simmons savors the reunion with his father, Sgt. 1st Class Courtney Simmons. Courtney Simmons surprised Courtland — who did not know that his father was coming home from a one-year deployment in Afghanistan — by presenting him with his perfect attendance award during the school’s annual awards assembly.

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Student gets perfect reward for perfect attendance

Every Sunday, Courtland Simmons and his mother, LaTocha, watch Lifetime television’s “Coming Home” series chronicling U.S. service men and women returning home to surprise loved ones.


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