9/18/2013 4:57 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - A father surprised his children when he returned home from the armed services.
Master Sergeant Jeffrey Jones of the U.S. Air Force visited his two daughters, Sammy, 8, and Hailey, 6, Wednesday at Crescent Elementary School in Beckley. His daughters had no idea he was back from deployment in Korea.
Jones video-called their classroom first, pretending he was still in Korea, before he walked into the classroom. Jones said he is incredibly happy to be reunited with his family. "It doesn't matter how much we see each other on FaceTime or pictures, there's still nothing better than to be back with them," he said.
Jones had been in Korea since last December and served several tours of duty in the Middle East. He will return to Korea in a couple of weeks. His daughters said they are happy to spend time with their dad before then.