Dad stuck overseas sends a video surprise
- Elizabeth Hagen, Natalie O'Neill for http://nypost.com/ May 23rd, 2014
- Source: http://nypost.com/2014/05/23/soldier-stuck-overseas-during-sons-graduation-sends-a-video-surprise/
A brave soldier deployed to Kuwait couldn’t attend his son’s NYU graduation — so he surprised him with a heartfelt video at a ceremony in Brooklyn on Friday.
Wearing a camouflage uniform and a proud look, Army Staff Sergeant Pedro Cruz Jr. told his son Pedro Cruz III, 22, of Staten Island he may be 6,317 miles away — but he’s right there with him “in heart and spirit.”
“He said he’s proud of me and that he loves me. It’s wonderful. I didn’t expect this at all,” said Cruz, a civil and urban engineering major at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, who hasn’t seen his dad in person for seven months.