During the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. spectators rose to a standing ovation when Army Sgt. First Class Eric Pazz, who was riding on the Natural Balance Pet Foods float, hopped off and walked over to his surprised wife Miriam and 4-year-old son Eric Jr. Miriam Pazz had been told she had won a contest to attend the parade and did not know her husband, who is deployed in Afghanistan, would be there.