Staff Sgt. Philip Grant surprised Micah and Caleb at Wilson Elementary School's holiday assembly on Thursday.
Christmas came early for two brothers in Denton.
Their father, Staff Sgt. Philip Grant, found a way to give his sons exactly what they wanted this year.
Grant surprised Micah and Caleb at Wilson Elementary School's holiday assembly on Thursday.
He said homecomings are special "because I want them to know that no matter how many times I go down range, that I am always going to come home."
Fresh in from Qatar, Grant spent the previous night at a hotel so he could surprise them.
He is in the middle of his third tour. While not the longest -- which was 15 months -- each deployment gets tougher, he said.
"I miss them terribly," Grant said.
He will be home with his family for two weeks before heading back overseas.
"It's a sacrifice I must make," Grant said. "It's a sacrifice I will continue to take because I know my family is safe."