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Father dresses as referee to surprise son, daughter at football game

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MILFORD, CT (CBS46 -

A military father who recently returned home from Kuwait gave his son and daughter the surprise of a lifetime during a football game at their high school in Connecticut on Friday.

According to People Magazine, Master Sergeant Joe Egersheim, who has served his country for over 35 years, dressed as a referee at the game between Jonathan Law High School and Bethel High School in Milford, Connecticut.  His son Cole is a player and his daughter Olivia is a cheerleader for Jonathan Law HS.

The captains were huddled around the 50 year line for the coin toss when Cole recognized his father, dressed as a head referee. He doubled-over in shock and then the two embraced. Olivia recognized what was happening and ran to both of them, where they all hugged.

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