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Elaborate ‘conspiracy’ helps Josh Simpson surprise mom Tammy Delemos for the holidays

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Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 9:51 am, Thu Dec 15, 2011.

Talk about your conspiracy theories — this really was a conspiracy.

Family members made up all sorts of tall tales to surprise Woodbridge resident Tammy Delemos, who was reunited with her son after he recently returned from Iraq.

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  • Arthur Vandelay posted at 10:13 am on Thu, Dec 15, 2011.

    Arthur Vandelay Posts: 34

    Great story! I think I have something in my eye. *sniff*

  • Desiree Calderon posted at 9:04 am on Thu, Dec 15, 2011.

    Dcalderon53 Posts: 1

    Josh, Im so glad you are home safely. Elena and everyone involved, you did a great job with an awesome surprise for Aunt Tammy!

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 6:56 am on Thu, Dec 15, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Thank you for a wonderful story...how great they all kept the secret!



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