11/07/2011 05:46 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2012

Military Surprise: Sgt. William Bell Surprises Fiancee At Chiefs Football Game Upon Return From Iraq (VIDEO)

A football game turned into a day to remember for Staci Lowe and her family when Army Staff Sergeant William Bell ran onto the field to surprise his fiancee.

The family was called down during halftime at the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday to receive a special message on the scoreboard. Bell appeared on the screen, but his greeting soon cut out due to "technical difficulties." Seconds later Bell ran onto the field much to the surprise of Lowe and the children, according to KMBC.

Bell said it took about a month to plan the surprise, KCTV 5 reports.

"I don't keep anything from her, so this was tough," Bell told KCTV. "In the Army, we have the welcome home ceremony, so to make her miss that was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do...well worth it to make the reunion here instead."

The couple plans on getting married in May, according to KMBC.

Bell wasn't the only soldier to make headlines with a surprise return home. Staff Sgt. Chris Reed surprised his wife at a Florida Chick-Fil-A last month upon his return from Afghanistan, and Staff Sgt. Therron Johnson was greeted with tears of joy when he surprised his daughter at her spelling bee competition.