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Photo by Ben Carlson
Sgt. Brad Sizemore beams while embracing his son, Ethan, after surprising the Ward Elementary second grader following a nearly yearlong deployment to the Middle East. Sizemore traveled straight from the airport in Lexington to the school to see his son.
‘Oh, my God, Daddy!’

Ben Carlson, News staff

Ethan Sizemore was already busting at the seams.

While he and his second-grade classmates at Emma B. Ward Elementary School were busy making American flags out of construction paper last Wednesday afternoon, Ethan made it clear why he was making his.

“My dad’s in the military and he’s coming home this weekend,” he said, nearly bubbling over with enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to see him.”

He didn’t have to wait nearly that long.