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Soldier phones home minutes before child is born
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Chad Sproles phoned home just in time.
Stationed in Iraq, the 23-year-old Army private had a sudden urge to check on his pregnant wife, Dana.
He tried to reach family members on their cell phones Wednesday. No luck. When his time at a pay phone was up, he ran a mile to the next nearest telephone and began dialing numbers.
When he tried a hospital in Tennessee, the call immediately was transferred to the delivery room.
"He called about two minutes before the baby was born," said Dana, 19. "So he was able to experience everything."
Married last year, the couple lives at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. Dana went to Bristol to give birth, but plans to return to the base next week.
The family says Chad can see the video when he gets home, possibly in March. Morgan Aleece Sproles weighed 8 pounds and was healthy.
-- From wire reports