A heart warming surprise reunion between a long-deployed military mother and her graduating daughter.
Family Surprised at Hockey Game
Karisma and Phillip Gallardo of Covington, Ky., are sister and brother, ages 12 and 11. They knew they were in for a treat when they got to attend a local hockey game with their whole family Saturday night. What they did not know is that the one member of their family missing — their father, Army Sgt. First Class Phillip Gallardo — would be there too. Karisma and Phillip were brought down to the ice at the Cincinnati Cyclops game by a member of the team's marketing department. They thought they had been selected from the crowd to drop the ceremonial puck at the start of their game. Instead, their father, whom they had not seen in over one year, dropped a surprise on them by walking out onto the ice.