Marine's homecoming surprises little sister

Warrior torn between family at home, his brothers in arms

Author: John Honore, Meteorologist, jhonore@ksat.com
Published On: Oct 17 2012 06:22:43 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 17 2012 06:35:36 PM CDT
SAN ANTONIO -

Shasha Ogork, 10, had no idea what was in store for her when she showed up at her fourth-grade class at Stuebing Elementary on Wednesday

Her brother, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Tresor Bunker, came home from his fifth tour of duty in Afghanistan and surprised Shasha with his arrival in her class this afternoon

Despite their 17-year age disparity, the brother and sister are very close.

"She's very proud of everything I do. She doesn't want me to go back overseas. I know it pains her every time I tell her, 'I'm not going again,' and a couple of months later, I go," Bunker said.

While Tresor received a boost in morale from surprising his sister and spending time with his family, there is another family he feels an obligation to.

"Its something that's very hard to explain to your little sister who is barely 10 years old. Trying to explain to her it's about the Marines and that brotherhood, that fellowship that we have with each other," Bunker said.

When his little sister asks him now if he is all done with his tours of duty, he can't help but tell her what she wants to hear.

"I always say, 'No,' but the reality of it is when they come calling, it's a love, a love like no other, and when your brothers call on you, you answer the call," Bunker said.

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