“What happened during Lexie and Gaby Esguerra’s St. Patrick’s Day party today is a memory that will stick with the sisters for a lifetime.
Their dad came home.
The girls woke up this morning thinking about the party today at North Madison Elementary school. Little did they know that their attention would be drawn to something even more exciting. After one year away from home, Petty Officer First Class Fabian Esguerra, walked into their classroom for a surprise reunion.
He returned home from a one-year mobilization in Africa. Esguerra spent 11 months at Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa. He’s a member of the United States Navy Reserves.
This was Esguerra’s seventh deployment. His seventh return home after missing his family in Mooresville. So he and his wife, Brittney, wanted to make this return special for their daughters.” – Robert Richter