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Eric Glesne, a specialist in the U.S. Army, left, has lunch Thursday with his son, Daegan, at Kennedy Elementary School. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Soldier dad home on leave surprises his 7-year-old son while at school


WILLMAR -- Daegan Glesne was expecting to have his grandpa come to school for lunch on Thursday.

When he saw two men standing in the hall near the Kennedy Elementary School office, Daegan went straight to his grandpa and gave him a hug, walking past a slender man dressed in military fatigues.

Marvin Glesne smiled and turned the 7-year-old around and pointed at the other guy.

"Daddy," Daegan shouted as he threw himself into the arms of his father, Spc. Eric Glesne.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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