Dad surprises son at graduation just as son thanks service membe - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Dad surprises son at graduation just as son thanks service members

Posted: Updated:
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • 'Remembering Our Fallen' exhibit comes to Wappapello

    'Remembering Our Fallen' exhibit comes to Wappapello

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:34:07 GMT
    A special exhibit to remember the men and women who gave their all in The War on Terror will be on display at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center at Wappapello Lake from Aug. 27 until Labor Day. 
    A special exhibit to remember the men and women who gave their all in The War on Terror will be on display at the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center at Wappapello Lake from Aug. 27 until Labor Day. 
  • Man pleads guilty in death of Illinois officer

    Man pleads guilty in death of Illinois officer

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:34:10 GMT
    A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in a vehicle crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac officer and his police dog last year.
    A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty in a vehicle crash that killed an on-duty Pontiac officer and his police dog last year.
  • Does It Work: Stone Wave

    Does It Work: Stone Wave

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-27 11:00:29 GMT
    It's a quick way to cook a full meal right in the microwave, and it's a individual serving size. But does the Stone Wave Microwave Cooker work?
    It's a quick way to cook a full meal right in the microwave, and it's a individual serving size. But does the Stone Wave Microwave Cooker work?
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

There were nerves and nostalgia among the nearly 400 Goose Creek High School students who made their entrance, loved ones there to capture the proud moment.

Among the graduates was Nicolas Schott, who had prepared a military tribute as his father waited in the wings.

"My dad has missed more birthdays and Christmases than I can ever remember, and today he will not see me graduate."

Nicolas last saw his dad, Staff Sergeant Jamie Schott, six months ago. Schott was in Kuwait and returned to his base in Fort Knox, Kentucky on May 4th, keeping the surprise under wraps for more than three weeks.

"Up until about 45 minutes ago, I had my location services turned off on my phone."

"He's never seen me wrestle in person, and that was a big thing for me. He's never seen me play football, but it’s fine because it's the thing he does. He's serving. That's great for everybody."

Understanding words from a son for a father who fulfilled his latest mission.

"It's priceless. That's for sure."

"Best day ever."

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.