Soldier dressed as referee surprises son before game

Published  7:10 AM HST Sep 03, 2013
BELLEVUE, Neb. -

In Bellevue, a high school football player had an unexpected run-in with a referee.

Sgt. Javelle Crowder surprised her son, Jovan, a Bellevue West senior just before kickoff Friday.  Crowder was dressed in stripes and on the field, standing in front of her son.

"I can't believe you didn't recognize me," she said.  "Give me another hug."

Crowder just completed a ten-month tour in Afghanistan.  Before that, she served two tours in the region.

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