Sailor surprises little brother at school by coming home early

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A U.S. Navy sailor surprised his little brother and his family by coming home early from service.

Gunner’s Mate Jonathan Castillo surprised his brother Tristen at a school pep rally in Fairfield Wednesday. The reunion had many crying tears of joy.

“Everyone met my brother in the Navy,” said Tristen. “Everyone did, like a surprise for me and he surprised me.”

“It’s like another pillar for me. It holds me up. It gets me through what I need to get through,” Castillo said of his family.

Castillo is based at San Diego Naval base in California. He has not been home since December. He was able to come home for a few days before he deploys.

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