A Simpsonville soldier surprised her family as she returned from Afghanistan a few days early, having been gone nearly a year. Spc. Kayla Patterson stepped off the plane Wednesday and began preparing to surprise her family at her younger brother's lacrosse match. Her brother, Adam Clements, is on the Hillcrest High School lacrosse team, and he did not know she was standing on the sidelines, dressed as just another referee for the introduction of Captains and the coin toss.
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