Surprise Return for Local Military Member 

Terry Stackhouse

Returning home this holiday was bittersweet for one military member.

Preston Bignell is taking a break from book camp to celebrate Christmas but also to grieve the loss of a beloved uncle.

On Friday he surprised his sister and cousins at the Ridge View Community School.

Last month, their uncle Rick suffered a heart attack, after hunting, and died.

His wife fondly recalls his love of family and says his legacy lives on in them.

The army approved his time off at the last minute so his return home was a pleasant surprise for the whole family.