Father, Son Have Surprise Reunion

A Meridian High School pep rally at Poplar Springs Elementary was about much more than just the game against Hattiesburg Friday night.

Third grader Treavor Pritchard didn't know why he was asked to come to the microphone. That is, not until someone pointed out his father in the audience.

Brandon Pritchard has been on active duty in Iraq and wasn't expected to come home till later.

"Actually I was supposed to be in Gulfport for a couple more weeks," said Brandon Pritchard. "And Treavor's birthday is Monday, so I took the opportunity and rented a car and drove up. I didn't know we were having a pep rally here today, so it's real exciting."

"I have a whole list," said Treavor when asked what he'd like to do first now that his dad is back home. "So if I can get that all the way down, I'll make a new one."

Treavor turns nine Monday. But this day will be hard to top.

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  • by Elisa Location: Seattle Wa on Oct 6, 2008 at 07:14 PM
    What a suprise, I'm so glad your back, and what an opportunity to suprise Treavor!This is priceless!!! and much love to you and your family! Welcome Back Brandon! Elisa
  • by Diane Location: Meridian on Oct 6, 2008 at 02:50 PM
    What a wonderful surprise for a little boy's birthday! Great to have a soldier home safe. Have fun guys!
  • by Susan Location: Jackson on Oct 6, 2008 at 02:03 PM
    Welcome home Brandon, glad you are back safe and sound. Enjoy your list with Trev.
  • by Annie Location: Meridian on Oct 3, 2008 at 06:01 PM
    I love that picture of Treavor reacting to seeing his dad! That's a keeper.
  • by TroopSupporter Location: almost anywhere you look... on Oct 3, 2008 at 04:48 PM
    Seems like there's so much bad stuff going on right now--mostly affiliated with the election and the economy. This wonderful story is a breath of fresh air! Welcome home Brandon!
  • by friend Location: mpd on Oct 3, 2008 at 02:26 PM
    Glad to see you home safe, Brandon!
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