Surprise party held for soldier before deployment

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM)– Friends and family organized a surprise party for a Cumberland County soldier set to deploy with his National Guard unit.

The fire department gave Scott Laird an escort to the party in Upper Allen Township.

Laird will deploy overseas after the new year and will be gone for about a year.

He said leaving his wife and two young sons is the toughest part.

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