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Great-Grandmother Brings DNC to Tears as She Discusses Military Son's Sacrifice: 'Tom Made Big Differences'


Sharon Belkofer stole the show at the DNC Wednesday night when she took the stage to introduce President Obama.

The 73-year-old great-grandmother told the crowd inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center: “You're probably all wondering, who the heck is this sweet little old lady?"

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Belkofer spoke to Inside Edition Thursday following her big moment on stage.

"I got a phone call last Friday afternoon,” she told Inside Edition.

The Ohio native said she was asked: "If you are willing we would like for you to speak at the Democratic National Convention."

She made the delegates laugh and cry as she spoke about becoming a “Gold Star Mother” following the death of her 44-year-old son, Tom, a lieutenant colonel in the Army.

Four colonels lost their lives in the attack in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010 — the largest number of ranking American officers killed in a single attack.

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She told Inside Edition that she felt Tom's presence in the room. 

"I felt he was there with me. I feel like he is always with me. He would be saying, 'go get 'em, mom.'"

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