Military dad surprises daughter at dance

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:47pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:48pm

A heartwarming reunion for a New Orleans teen and her father, at a Welcome Back to School dance.

Taylor Carrigan thought she was receiving an award for patriotism at her high school dance, instead her father, Sergeant Kelly Carrigan showed up. He's been overseas for months and was sent back to Louisana after an injury.

Kelly Carrigan, 3rd Sergeant, "It was a wonderful gift, a wonderful surprise to be able to see my daughters for the first time and be able to surprise them."

Taylor Carrigan, "I flipped out. I was not expecting that at all. That was crazy. That was amazing."

Now that he's back, Sergeant Carrigan says he'll be spending lots of quality time with the entire family.

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