Sgt. James Linton hugs daughters Brittany, 9, right, and Tiffany, 12, on Thursday afternoon at Lady's Island Elementary School during the “Gullah Christmas” program. Linton, who had been deployed to Kuwait for the last nine months, surprised his daughters by coming home early. The girls hadn't expected to see him until after Christmas.
Sgt. James Linton hugs daughters Brittany, 9, right, and Tiffany, 12, on Thursday afternoon at Lady's Island Elementary School during the “Gullah Christmas” program. Linton, who had been deployed to Kuwait for the last nine months, surprised his daughters by coming home early. The girls hadn't expected to see him until after Christmas.
Sgt. James Linton hugs daughters Brittany, 9, right, and Tiffany, 12, on Thursday afternoon at Lady's Island Elementary School during the “Gullah Christmas” program. Linton, who had been deployed to Kuwait for the last nine months, surprised his daughters by coming home early. The girls hadn't expected to see him until after Christmas.

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