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Jun 7, 2014 10:01 PM by Nathan O'Neal

Tucson soldier surprises youngest son after 9-month deployment

TUCSON - A local soldier made a surprise return today after nine months deployed in Afghanistan with the National Guard.

First Lieutenant Monicia Porter has served 14 years in the military but this was her first deployment overseas.

"I feel like crying. I'm excited. I'm so happy. I've only been home for a few hours," Porter said.

She surprised her 13-year-old son Jordan who was working out with his dad and some friends at a Tucson park. News 4 Tucson was there to capture the emotional reunion.

"I couldn't think straight because she was just there and I just ran to her," Jordan said.

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