JACKSON, Miss. – It was a big surprise for one graduating senior Wednesday morning. Carah Young of Wingfield High School never expected for her military mom to surprise her at her graduation.
“I was scared because I’ve only seen it on TV, she said. “And I didn’t expect it to happen to me and it was just like she’s here. She came.”
Army captain Sharjuan Burgos hasn’t seen her daughter in five years. When Carah was an 8th grader, she deployed to Afghanistan.
“I didn’t want to tell her I was coming,” she said. “I talked to her dad so he knew but I wanted to keep it a secret.”
“He’s getting in trouble for this because he didn’t tell me,” Carah said.
Captain Burgos is currently stationed in Kuwait. She’ll return there on Friday.