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Reno boy surprised by soldier dad deployed overseas

Posted at 6:34 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 21:57:28-05

A 10-year-old Reno boy got a birthday surprise he won't soon forget.

Drake's father, Benjamin Krainbrink is a first sergeant in the Nevada Army Guard and has been deployed overseas for the last year, according to KOLO.

During a magic show this past weekend for Drake's birthday, the magician disappeared behind a curtain and Krainbrink appeared to greet Drake and his brother Zach.

"I was super excited, I wasn't sure what kind of reaction I was going to get out of the birthday boy, Drake," he told KOLO. "I knew Zach was going to be super excited."

The surprise had been in the works for months.