Meet April Trent. She served with the 178th Engineer Battalion out of Rock Hill, SC in Afghanistan while her mother cared for their two children, David and Camryn.
Today, she invited WMBF News to join her in a surprise reunion with her family. April was given an early release from the National Guard after he husband's passing, so her mother and two children didn't know she was coming home.
Our photographer was on hand when she was reunited with her kids at North Myrtle Beach Elementary School Thursday afternoon.
Did me mention that's it is also April's birthday?