A reunion to remember

Army Spc. Eric Trudeau embraces his 3-year-old son, Wyatt, while he holds a pair of fun-sized Twix Bars that NBAHS Principal Coleman McDonough gave to Wyatt to distract him long enough for the reunion with his father to be a surprise. 
Photo by Derrick Knutson
Immediate and extended family and friends, minus Mariana Trudeau, who was continuing with her day at Sunrise River School, pose for photo. From left: Briana Trudeau (Medina), daughter; Wyatt Trudeau, son; Eric Trudeau; Alexis Thompson, family friend; Tyler Reis, family friend; Kaila Thompson, family friend; JoAnn Trudeau, wife; baby Ziva Trudeau, daughter; Sierra Eydgahi, church family friend. Photo by Derrick Knutson
Eric Trudeau had plenty of hugs to go around. Photo by Derrick Knutson
Eric Trudeau and other members of the U.S. Army pose with the American flag in Afghanistan. 
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Immediate and extended family and friends, minus Mariana Trudeau, who was continuing with her day at Sunrise River School, pose for photo. From left: Briana Trudeau (Medina), daughter; Wyatt Trudeau, son; Eric Trudeau; Alexis Thompson, family friend; Tyler Reis, family friend; Kaila Thompson, family friend; JoAnn Trudeau, wife; baby Ziva Trudeau, daughter; Sierra Eydgahi, church family friend. Photo by Derrick Knutson

Father returns home from deployment in Afghanistan,  surprises children at schools

When Army Spc. Eric Trudeau’s 3-year-old boy, Wyatt, saw his father at North Branch Area High School Thursday, he rushed into his dad’s arms.

Father embraced son, and there were smiles on both of their faces. This was the first time Wyatt, who attends day care at the high school, had seen his father since he deployed to Afghanistan about a year ago.

Trudeau also made the rounds to the other schools in the district, surprising his daughter Briana at the junior high and Mariana at the elementary school.