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Local sailor returning from Afghanistan surprises family

Published On: Mar 23 2014 06:24:59 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 24 2014 06:20:40 AM EDT

Sailor's surprise return home


A local sailor just back from Afghanistan was on a very important mission this weekend.

Navy Petty Officer First Class Cory Bond  surprised his two daughters, family members and friends at Machs Gute Pub in Bethlehem Saturday.

Bond says last time he was deployed, he was the one being surprised by his family when he landed at the airport.


He wanted to turn the tables. Helping Bond pull of the surprise were his wife, Valerie, and Peter Tsihlis, the restaurant’s general manager.

"I feel pretty good, I think it was a good surprise and I just think that they're still in shock, this one especially," Bond said.

Bond had been away since July.