Soldier Views Daughter’s Birth Via Skype

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ National Guardsman Matthew Crudo thought he would be allowed to return home to Connecticut for the birth of his and his wife’s first child when he deployed to Afghanistan in November, but later found out he could only leave for emergencies.

That didn’t stop Crudo from seeing his daughter being born at Bridgeport Hospital this week.

The 28-year-old soldier from Stratford and his wife, Sarah, were able to be together via Skype, the live video computer chat service.

Sarah Crudo told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/VPLtWp ) that her husband saw much of her 12 hours of labor and the birth of Nora Monday night.

She weighed in at 6 pounds and 14 ounces.

Sarah Crudo says it was great to have her husband with her, even if it was by computer.

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