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Soldier surprises wife at Rock 'n' Roll marathon in San Antonio

November 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
It's going to be a very happy Thanksgiving for a San Antonio couple.

A soldier fighting in Afghanistan paid his wife back home a special surprise just in time for the holidays.

Jonathan Gillis, a National Guard sergeant, surprised his wife Giselle with flowers at the end of the finish line at the fifth annual Rock "n" Roll Marathon in San Antonio Sunday.

Gillis had left Afghanistan last week but had told his wife his arrival would be delayed due to dental surgery.

Once his wife saw him, she was overwhelmed with joy and ran into his arms.

"I wanted to cry before because I wanted him to be here so bad, so it's nice he is here," said Giselle Gillis.

Gillis had been away on deployment in Afghanistan since January.