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6th grader, Jacob Fout, gets surprise of a lifetime
For the last 9 months HM1 (SW) Jason Fout called the USS SAN ANTONIO home. During that time the ship spent 241 days away from home port, 85 straight days underway, participated in a total of 5 exercises with 15 different countries, participated in humanitarian assistance rescuing 129 displaced persons stranded on a life raft. They made port calls in Spain, Greece, Jordan, Bahrain and Israel.
Despite these exciting adventures his real home is here, with his family. And finally, after 9 months of being away from them, he was able to return home. When he knew he would be seeing his son Jacob for the first time in nearly a year he wanted to make it a special memory that would last a lifetime.
Jacob, a 6th grader here at Parkwood Middle had no idea when he came to school that day what an exciting lunch he would have. He went with his class and sat at his lunch table, eating like any other day. However, when his father walked into the cafeteria the day went from ordinary to extraordinary.
Jacob was shocked and speechless when his father arrived at his lunch table, but the look of joy, excitement, and relief on his face said what his words could not. It was a beautiful scene to witness. Certainly it will be a moment that will remain not only with Jacob and his father, but with every student and faculty member who was lucky enough to see it. Welcome home HM1 (SW) Jason Fout.
Written by: Lisa Chapman and Nicole Depietro
Posted: Dec 03, 2013 by Lisa Chapman