U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Chand surprised his daughter at her graduation when he returned home.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Zachary Chand has not see his family in 13 months before leaving to Afghanistan. Chand wanted to surprise his family and his daughter when got back.

Chand's daughter Ava was graduating from Crestview Elementary's Kindergarten class last Friday (May 25th). He waited an hour backstage while his daughter was going through the graduation ceremony with her classmates.

When the announcer called her name Ava came walking out to her dad handing her certificate to her.

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