ANNAPOLIS, Md. — US Army Sergeant Brianna Post-Burkholder has been in the army reserves for 11 years.
She usually is deployed for a few weeks at a time, but this time she was in Afghanistan for more than 9 months, difficult for her, but even more difficult for her 5th grade daughters.
WMAR-2 News' Don Harrison was there for the happy reunion between the mother and daughter that missed one another greatly.
The last time Kaylee hugged her mom was February 11th, her moms birthday. This special moment ranks way up on top for U.S. Army Sgt. Brianna Post-Burkholder.
Sgt. Post-Burkholder didn't know exactly when she would be able to come home. Kaylee was told it may be after Christmas.
This surprise came on quickly, she didn't find out she was traveling until last night.
"We just had a formation and they said,'Here's everybody's plane tickets and see you at 2 o'clock in the morning,'" Burkholder said.