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Mansfield Airman Stationed Overseas Surprises Family

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  Original Published: 2/24/2014

A Mansfield woman who was stationed in Germany with the U.S. Air Force came home to surprise her family over the weekend. Airman First Class Theda Shaw knew when she bought her plane ticket that she wanted to surprise her grandmother during church.

"The same day I bought my ticket, I called my brother," Shaw said. "I told him, 'Hey, I'm coming home, and I wanna surprise grandma at church.' So, for her to see me, I think she was shocked."

"It took some clever planning to make sure no one found out," said Tyrell, Theda's brother. "It's good to see my sister again."

Before making her surprise appearance, Theda and Tyrell shared a quick reunion outside in the hallway, and shared a hug before catching up on recent events and talking about life overseas. When the time to reveal herself finally came, Theda's grandmother, Gwendolyn Buck, was shocked to the core.

"I didn't know anything about this," Buck said, as she wiped away a tear. "I looked up, and she was walking through the door, and I didn't believe that, because I had just talked to her yesterday morning and she said she was still in Germany."

   
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