Central Iowa mom surprises children following 10-month deployment to Afghanistan
ABC 9 News
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - Captain Keri Pender, of the Iowa National Guard, pulled a fast one on her three children Thursday in West Des Moines. She surprised her three children at their schools following a ten-month deployment to Afghanistan.
Before she left the United States, Pender, who has served with the Iowa National Guard for eight years, told her kids Caleb, a sixth grader; Devin, an eighth grader; and Bailey, a tenth grader, that she was going to be deployed longer than expected. go here for more