Army Spc. Larry Shaffer, who has been deployed for a year in Afghanistan, returned home to North Carolina this week to discover two big surprises. This first ... his wife Misty lost 150 pounds as a homecoming gift to him. 

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When Shaffer saw his wife, he said, “Wow! It’s just icing on the cake, because I’ve been happy with the way she’s looked since day one.”

The other big surprise … Misty bought a new home for the couple and their daughter. Spc. Shaffer can’t wait to move in.