Soldier Returns





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Published on Jan 30, 2012

Sgt. Adam Page has served in the U.S. Army for several years, most recently in Afghanistan. Today, the soldier surprised his five year old daughter, Baylee, during reading time in her kindergarten class.

Sgt. Page has served in the Army seven years, and had just been redeployed to Utah. It will be the first time he has lived with his family since Bailey was born.

MEDIA: In addition to this clip, we have video of Bailey in her class setting before father arrived, an interview with father, and more reunion shots. If you would like to use this and more video of the reunion, contact:

Randy Ripplinger

SHOT LOG - complete

1 - Teacher conducts class, calls on Bailey.

2- CU Bailey

3- Student and Bailey at table

4- Wideshot class, Bailey at table

5- MCU Bailey at table

6- Teacher directing students, PA annoucements running

7 - Bailey walks to front

8 - Bailey runs from coat rack to join class on floor

9 - Pledge of allegiance & hopping excercise

10 - Teacher taking role

11 - Role taking, shot of papers

13 - Shot from behind Bailey to teacher

14 - Wide shot, class on floor, teacher

15 - Wide shot, class on floor

16 - Student in front, teacher talking

17 - Principal enters, greets Bailey, "I'm six already!"

18 - CU Bailey, with birthday button

19 - Teacher talks to students about freedoms of America

20 - CU of students listening, wide shot listening

21 - Behind studnets, principal reading to them

22 - Wide, behind teacher as principal reads to students

23 - Wide, students listen, raise hands

24 - MW, students listen, principal reading, MCU Bailey and other students listen

25 - Teacher with Bailey holder her poster, CU photo of Dad on poster,

Dad enters room

Teacher, pointing to photo: Who's this, Bailey? That's Daddy! And do you love your Daddy? (nods yes). Guess what Bailey? Turn around. Ah! Dad!! (Runs to Dad).

How did you make it!

I missed you! I missed you, too!

25/1:05 "How did you ever make it Dad? How did you ever make it? I had to. (Kisses Dad)

MCU embracing

"I'm happy!" kisses Dad

"Happy Birthday." "Ah, that's the only birthday present I wanted, that's you!" Ahhh...

1:43 (Teacher) Bailey, would you introduce you to your special person, who is this?"

Bailey, is this your birthday present today? Yeh, that's the only present I wanted.

2:20 Dad touches birthday badge. Bailey: "A little birthday badge they have." wipes eyes, embrace

2:30 "I really missed you." "I missed you, too."

2:34 Embrace, kisses Dad on his head. "I love you Daddy." "I love you, too, munchkin."

26 - Dad sits with Bailey. Principal asks: Sgt. Page, when did you get back in town?" "Back here? I got back last night." Bailey: "You were here all night!"

1:35 Bailey & poster

27 - Wide, back of class, Dad, Bailey, & poster

28 - 00:26 "I want to be a soldier just like my Daddy." :42 Other students watching

29 - Mother and grandmother watching

30 - Student: "To be a soldier, you have to protect people." 1:03 - I was deployed to Afghanastan for 9 months, and it's been almost ten since I've seen my daughter. (she kisses him)

I also was deployed in Iraq. 1:35 Bailey asks: "Gracey, does this mean we get to go to Disneyland? (laughter) We were going to take you. You're taking me to Disneyland? Yeh, on Friday! We better start packing."

31 - "Anyone serving, definately a good thing. Got a lot of good people there."

36 - Interview with Sgt. Bailey Deployed to Afghanastan 7 months, served 7 years in army. 00:46 We deploy as a unit so the unit commander receives orders saying that we are redeploying back to the U.S. 0:1:07 We were anticipating when we would be coming back. Knew we'd be redeploying within a month period. 1:40 As I walked through the school and opened the door, there was excitement. I haven't seen my daughter in nine months. 2:35 My daughter's taking me to Disneyland. That's what she says, so I guess it's going to happen.


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