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Veterans Day surprise: Soldier reunited with family before NFL game in Seattle

Elaine Thompson / AP

United States Army Sgt. Zach Ames, center, who has been on a one-year deployment to Afghanistan, surprises his wife, Bri Ames, left, and their daughter Emersyn, right, with a reunion prior to an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, in Seattle, Wash.

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