Dad home early from Iraq, surprises son at graduation

June 1, 2012 8:11:04 PM PDT
A Shasta County teen got a very special graduation surprise, his soldier returned home early from Iraq to present his son with his diploma.

Army Sergeant Christopher Dawson has been in Iraq since last July. He was supposed to come home later this month. His son Zachariah thought he was only going to see his dad via satellite. Instead, his dad caught him by surprise by being at his graduation ceremony.

The Dawsons plan to spend graduation weekend barbequing and enjoying time with each other.