HUDSON, MI (AP) - Military service in Iraq forced John DeLine of Hudson to miss the birth of his first child six years ago.
The Daily Telegram in Adrian reports that technology allowed the Michigan soldier to at least watch from Afghanistan and speak with his wife as child number three made her way into the world.
John DeLine used Skype to be with his wife, Kathy, during Megan DeLine's Dec. 14 birth. The Internet telephone and video calling service allows two people with computers to call and see each other.
Kathy DeLine told the newspaper it was good her husband could be part of Megan's birth.
John DeLine last was home in July. He is scheduled to end his tour and return to Michigan in February.