Marine Father --Stationed 9,000 Miles Away-- Meets His Newborn For The First Time

A local marine,stationed in Iraq, will get a chance to see and hear his newborn baby here in eastern Carolina.

Corporal Jeremiah Hohlfelder will meet his baby through video-conference from his base in Al Asad, Iraq to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville today.

This is all made possible through Freedom Calls Foundation.

It's a satellite network designed to keep military families connected.

The baby's mother says this opportunity to communicate with her husband, means the world to her.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2008 at 06:36 AM
    First of all thank you corp. Hohlfelder for ALL you do for America, and the people of Iraq. God Bless you and congatulations. I hope that very soon you will be home with your child. This is very cool that you are getting to see and talk with your new baby and wife. Merry Christmas, Buzz
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 19, 2008 at 10:05 PM
    Kendra...there are pregnant women in America who have lost their husbands in the war with Iraq, who will never see their babies....but the story is about a Marine father fighting for your right to be bitter because he's getting a chance to see his. This man may not make it home, and this baby won't even remember this. But for these parents...if something was to happen...daddy saw his baby, baby heard daddy...and mommy has a forever memory! Please be safe and make it home Corporal Jeremiah Hohlfelder, your on diaper duty.
  • by Santa Location: Clause on Dec 19, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    Thanks Billy!
  • by rs Location: G'vile on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:40 AM
    let's please not forget to thank the local folks at the ECU Telemedicine Center (not PCMH) that made the technical part of this happen ...without them it would not have ... and they (the engineering crew at the ECU Telemedicine Center) as usual gets no credit.... so thanks you guies !
  • by Geez on Dec 19, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    Don't be bitter Kendra. Be happy for those this fortunate.
  • by wendy Location: goldsboro on Dec 19, 2008 at 08:19 AM
    This is a very heart warming story.Congratulations to the parents.Hope the father will return home soon to see his wife and little bundle of joy.
  • by Kendra Location: Albertson on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:26 AM
    Let's not forget the fathers that NEVER get to see their newborns except in pictures!!!
  • by Lillie Location: Lucama on Dec 19, 2008 at 06:17 AM
    That gives me chills. It is so wonderful of this organazation to set this up so the father can see his wife and baby at such a crucial time.
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