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Leesburg Soldier Home For Daughter's Birth

For Leesburg Army Specialist, Scott Stasny, it's a memorable homecoming, back from Iraq to see his wife, and the birth of his first child ,Annison.

"It was a real important day so we did everything we could to make sure we were both here for it," says Stasny.

"I was 4 1/2 months pregnant when he left so he did get to see that part of it, but I was wondering are you gonna come," says his wife Christy.

At 23, he's already a hardened veteran of Iraq, serving two tours with the 3rd Infantry, but now seeing the troops' hard work beginning to pay off.

"It's pretty hard to relax but it's a lot better than it was doing it in the beginning of it all," says Scott.

He arranged to take leave in May and June, during his wife's due date. And they made sure the baby would be born. His wife had induced labor. Annison is 8 days old.

His unit saw endless action in the triangle of Iraq. And his wife had to often deal the possibility that he could become a casualty.

"You try not to bring it up too much but you know it's a possibility, it's good when you get a phone call and hear their voice," says Christy.

Stasny plans to attend a mechanics school and seek a career in NASCAR.

Bob Hallmark, reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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