Pioneer Ridge Student Gets Sweet Surprise at Lunch

Posted November 15, 2022

Sgt. Michael O’Neal serves in the Army National Guard. His recent deployment stationed him overseas for the last year. Sgt. O’Neal and his wife, Misti, decided to keep his return home a secret from their daughters and pull off the ultimate surprise. As Pioneer Ridge Middle School 8th grade student Payton stepped out of the cafeteria, Sgt. O’Neal took a seat at her table and waited for her to return. You can watch the heartwarming moments unfold in the photos and video below. Welcome home, Sgt. O’Neal, and thank you for your service!