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Airman surprises daughters with homecoming

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MILLERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

It was an emotional homecoming for a Dauphin County family on Friday when a Millersburg airman was reunited with his two young daughters.

Sgt. Ken Clouser was in Afghanistan for more than six months and surprised his daughters, Kaylee and Lucie, at Lenkerville Elementary School.

"They thought they were going over to Fort Indiantown Gap to pick me up tomorrow," Clouser said in the moments before the surprise. "My heart's racing. I'm really excited. I can't wait to see their faces."

Clouser and his wife Heather laid out the plan. It worked, according to his daughters.

"We weren't going to have math and we were going to read with a book buddy and just hang out for the rest of the day, basically," said daughter Kaylee.

But that book buddy was Daddy.

"Boo! Come here, come here kiddo. How are you? Glad to see ya's," Clouser told his daughters. "Love you's, so much."

It was a moment the trio had waited for six long months.

"Amazing. I missed them so much," Clouser said.

"We have this thing called cardboard Kenny," daughter Lucie said. "I thought it was just fake, but it was actually real."

"I'm really happy he can be here so that I can hug him," Kaylee said. "I'm majorly proud of him. I can't put it in words to say how proud of him. I'm happy that's he's serving our country and what he did for us."

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