Deployed soldier surprises wife, one-day old daughter after watching birth via iPad


Tell Dish to Keep CW 39 Houston

CW39 Advertising Sales - 713-435-2852

Home For the Holidays Sweepstakes

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AMES, Iowa — A National Guard soldier who watched the birth of his child via an iPad was able to travel halfway around the world and

Sgt. John Vorrath was with his unit in the Middle East and did not initially receive clearance to leave his unit. For that reason, he watched the birth of his daughter, Charlotte, using FaceTime on an iPad.

As he watched, Vorrath’s commander slipped him a note saying his request for leave had been granted.

Vorrath flew back to surprise his wife at Mary Greeley Medical Center and to meet his new baby girl.

The couple’s two-year-old also got the chance to see his dad for the first time in several months.

Sgt. Vorrath will be back home on leave for another week before returning to active duty overseas.


More Local Events



Don't Miss