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Keeping Military Fams Close via Tech
Thanks to computer technology, a United States Marine serving overseas was able to witness the birth of his baby boy at Bristol Hospital. Noah Alexander Fox was born to Sgt. Jason Fox and his wife Christine shortly after 1 pm on Friday, July 13, in the Families Are First unit at Bristol Hospital. Since Jason is stationed in Afghanistan, Christine Fox—a Bristol native—temporarily moved back to her hometown from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, to be with her family during her pregnancy. Staff from Bristol Hospital worked with Christine to ensure that the Skype transmission was seamless as Jason was able to witness Noah's entire birth. Noah weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces and is almost 21 inches long. Christine Fox said that Jason is expected home soon to be reunited with his family. Jason is shown on the computer monitor with Christine and Noah shortly after the birth.