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Soldier returns home to surprise children in especially cheerful fashion

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HEWITT, Texas (NBC) -

A soldier returning home puts some festive cheer into her homecoming -- by surprising both of her children in special ways.

Sergeant Lacey Poltoratskiy returned home to Texas from a nine-month deployment in Kuwait this week, and donned a mascot mask at her 12-year-old daughter's school to reunite with her daughter. She removed the mascot panther head to reveal herself to her daughter.

Sergeant Poltoratskiy also surprised her five-year-old son when she entered his classroom as a "special guest speaker" coming to his class.

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