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Surprise! Family reunion for returning soldier

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  • Sgt. Russell Zink returned from his fourth deployment
  • He was expecting a weekend with his wife and kids
  • There was an extended-family surprise in store!

When U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Russell Zink returned from his fourth deployment in Afghanistan, he thought he was coming home to a three-day weekend with his wife and kids. But he got a lot more family, smiles, and tears of joy than he ever expected.

More than 20 members of Zink's extended family, including some he hadn't seen in almost a decade, were waiting for him. The reunion was arranged by Homewood Suites by Hilton. It's the first in a series of reunions planned by Homewood Suites.

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