Farmington Father Returns from Military; Surprises Daughter


Abby Pacheco was in for a special surprise last Friday. The 10-year-old was excited that her father, Specialist Travis Pacheco, was returning from a 10-month deployment at Guantanamo Bay come Thanksgiving. Little did she know that her dad was already home, and waiting for her at school.

Under the ruse of a contest, the school told Abby to eat lunch with her teacher. While Abbey retrieved her lunch tray, her dad waited in the principal’s office to surprise her. After Abbey left the cafeteria, flags were passed out to all the students, and centerpieces were placed on the tables. Pacheco waited at a special table for Abby to return. Once she did there was much excitement, and a few tears. “Abby is my baby, my little princess and has been since day one,” Pacheco said.

The reunited father and daughter took the rest of the day off. Abby said she was happy to have her father back.


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