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Brookfield soldier returning from Afghanistan surprises son

BROOKFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - A suburban Milwaukee soldier arrived home Monday from Afghanistan -- and the first thing he did was surprise his 10-year-old son at school. 

Kent Jones was not expected home until Monday night, but he had a change in travel plans. So after he landed in Milwaukee, Jones headed to Dixon Elementary School in Brookfield to give a surprise hug to his son Julian.  

Jones also gave an impromptu Veterans Day program to Julian's 5th grade class, by reading them a story called "The Wall."  It's about a young boy who visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, and finds the name of his grandfather listed among the thousands who died in that war.  

Jones also answered a number of questions from the youngsters. He admitted that the toughest part about serving in the Army was leaving his family. 

Jones has spent 22 years with the Army Special Forces on a number of foreign assignments. His most recent trip to Afghanistan lasted three months.