Rose Parade surprise for soldier's family

January 1, 2013 3:34:11 PM PST
It was a very happy start to the New Year for the family of one American soldier.

Sergeant First Class Eric Pazz stepped off a float during the Rose Parade and surprised his wife and 4-year old son who were in the stands.

Pazz has been deployed in Afghanistan. His wife Miriam and their son had flown from their home in Germany to California, thinking they had won a contest to see the parade.

After lots of hugs and kisses, the family climbed aboard the float for the rest of the parade.