Soldier surprises family at southern Indiana basketball game

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TELL CITY, Ind. (WEHT) – Ella Green is a senior basketball player at Tecumseh High School. As she prepped for her game last night on the road against Tell City, the opposing team decided to recognize her family.

Ella’s brother George is a Marine. Due to his deployment he wasn’t able to make it home for Thanksgiving. As the recognition began for the sacrifice Ella’s family and her brother have made, there was a bit of a surprise.

George Green had actually gotten home earlier in the day Thursday. He was waiting in the wings of the gym to greet his mom, dad, and sister.

A friend picked up George from the airport on Thursday, and Tell City High School arranged the rest. A few short hours later he was on the court with his family. As they visibly became emotional they couldn’t help but hug their son who is home for Christmas.

Video provided by: Tell City Troy Township Schools

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(This story was originally published on December 20, 2019)

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