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Soldier from New Jersey returns home from Iraq early, surprises his mom

N.J. soldier returns home early, surprising his mom 00:43

HILLSDALE, N.J. -- Staffers at a New Jersey school helped a soldier surprise his mom.

Sgt. Jake Pletsch had been stationed in Iraq since March 2021, but he got home a month earlier than expected.

His sister and staff at George White Middle School in Hillsdale staged a "Lost and Found Day."

Pletsch was the last lost-and-found item of the day, and the auditorium erupted in cheers for the mother-son reunion.

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