A heart warming surprise reunion between a long-deployed military mother and her graduating daughter.
Spouse Shocked at Marathon Finish Line
Soldier Surprises Wife, It's going to be a very happy Thanksgiving for a San Antonio couple. A soldier fighting in Afghanistan paid his wife back home a special surprise just in time for the holidays. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Gillis surprised his wife Giselle with flowers at the end of the finish line at the fifth annual Rock "N" Roll marathon in San Antonio Sunday. Gillis, a member of the 1/143rd Infantry Unit in Austin, Texas, had left Afghanistan last week but had told his wife his arrival would be delayed due to dental surgery. Once his wife saw him, she was overwhelmed with joy and ran into his arms. Gillis had been away on deployment in Afghanistan since January.