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Special Christmas Delivery

Alden sailor returns home in time for the holidays

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Sailor Homecoming

Sisters Evelyn Puffett, 5, and Stella Puffett, 7, kiss their dad, Brock Puffett, who surprised them at Alden Elementary last week. Brock, who’s part-way through a year-long deployment, is home on furlough.

Stella and Evelyn Puffett got their Christmas present a little early. Santa Claus, it seems, just couldn’t wait.

The two Alden Elementary School students thought they were sitting through a school assembly last Thursday. Mother Amanda Puffett, a science teacher at Iowa Falls’ Riverbend Middle School, was hiding in the wings. Together, along with the rest of the school, they shared their special present.

Sailor Homecoming

Brock Puffett sits with his daughters, Stella and Evelyn Puffett, after surprising them at school last week. Brock is home on a two-week furlough from a year-long deployment.

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