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By Mark Hebert

Sgt. Knowles surprises his children with early return from Afghanistan deployment


January 23, 2019

Mark Hebert

Brooklyn and Trevor Knowles bookend their father, Brandon Knowles at Malta Elementary School last Wednesday when he surprised the children with an early return from Afghanistan.

Montana Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Knowles returned to Montana last week, making his way to Malta last Wednesday, and though many of his family and friends knew he would be returning to Big Sky Country after spending a year in Afghanistan, two of the most important people in his life had no idea he was in town.

Brooklynn and Trevor Knowles, ages 11 and 9, are both students at Malta Elementary School. Both children knew their father was coming home from his latest military tour soon, but they didn't know exactly when. Sgt. Knowles stopped by the PCN office that morning to renew hi...

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