Soldier makes it home just in time (4 Photos)

Here's the story behind this airman's amazing photos:

This is my best friend, Adam. His child had been in an improper position for birth for weeks and the doctor told them that their child had less than a 5% chance of turning (breeching).

Two weeks before her due date, Adam and Rebecca were informed that the baby had finally turned. To avoid further complications they had to induce labor. One problem, Adam was not scheduled to be home on leave for 2 more weeks.

Unknown to Rebecca, Adam went to his superiors and asked for 24 hours. He got it.

Adam made it home less than two hours before the birth of baby Owen. Chive, I'd love it if you could share this moment with the Chivers. God Bless the USA and the men and women who fight for its freedom. Oh, and Chive On!


    Awesome, God Bless!

    • Paula's Mom

      Is someone chopping onions in here?

      • Chive Fan

        I think its just dusty…

        • TheAutomaticMan

          Yeah, i have pretty nasty allergies

      • KayakAggie

        I am chewing gum and it is not helping with these onions.

  • Matt

    Blessings on the family. And thank you for your service to our country. Chive on!

    • Underbaker

      Amen to that and the one above.

  • nick


  • Sirgallahad4

    Awesome. Congratulations to the both of them.

  • Brad

    That brightened my day Chive.

  • Indiana Chive Fan

    Thanks for fighting for our country and congrats on the baby.

  • Big_Curt

    need new contacts now

  • Slightlykrazy

    He's an Airman not a soldier.

    • jyn

      Its true….

      • Guest

        No, you're wrong. Airmen (as he is called in the story are classified as "soldiers" for the purpose of the Soldier and Sailors Relief act. Which means, you most assuredly have no idea what you're talking about.

    • Roco

      your argument is irrelevant,jackass

      • Adam

        Fighting the same fight jackass

    • sean

      why is that people feel the need to correct people unnecessarily. If you want to be called by what you feel is the proper term then do it around you Jughead, flyman, grunt, seaman friends or whatever is they call each other. Dumbass! This is not the forum to or the time to do it.

    • MattyDeuce

      You know what's funny, is as a "soldier," I never EVER would deny that title to any of my military brothers, regardless of branch. We are all on the same team. Get over yourself and stop trying to put a damper on an awesome moment for the man and his family.

      • SMT

        Thank you!

      • TheAutomaticMan

        well said sir

      • 'sota


    • Brent

      Ficky you he's still a soldier protecting your an America's some respect jackass!!!!

    • A BiPolar Guy

      Words do not have only one meaning. Multiple meanings which must be discerned from context are the norm. Common usage would be soldier for any miltary branch or job.

    • wow


    • Josh

      Leave the country Commy. Nobody needs to to correct anything. Same fight for the same country. What have you sacrificed for the U.S.? You have no idea what we have been through and never will. Enjoy the freedom of using mommy and daddy's internet to post your comment….you are welcome.

    • HH60_Gunner

      No need to jump the guy. Anyone who's been in the Air Force and has written an EPR for their Airman knows that it will get kicked back if you write soldier on it.

    • 19 Delta

      The guy was respectful, he didn't say "jackass" like some people, or fly off the handle….go ahead and call an Airman a Soldier or a Soldier an Airman and see how fast they correct you….nonetheless congrats to the Airman, least he got to get home in time…..

    • Semper Fidelis

      As an 8 year Marine, I understand his point of correction. I scowl at the thought of being called a soldier and we have our interservice quarrels on identifications. But when a civilian misidentifies me as a soldier, I just smile because I understand that they are trying to be sincere with good intentions and I let it go.

      Slightlykrazy, good initiative bad judgement.

      • MattyDeuce

        Agreed, as it was a civilian who wrote the article. Let's be real: John has never seen a combat zone of any sort so I can totally give him a pass for saying "soldier" instead of "airman."

    • yourmomsawhore

      get fucked

  • JasonB78

    Sweet. Congrats to them!

  • kempsteen

    Wow!! cool post!!

  • drbman

    this is real life brothers.

  • Shiguy

    Just awesome! Congrats to them, and thanks for fighting for our freedom!

    • good


      • Fuck


  • PureMeat

    Good work young man. Congrats to the both of you. God bless.

  • Mike USMC

    I'm going to join the marines after i finish my senior year, 2013. I've always thought about how much a soldier has to give, and he does this for his country and for everyone who lives here. It makes me proud that I might be able to do this. God Bless everyone fighting for our country and putting their lives on the line.

    • tv_paul

      Semper Fi & good luck.

    • TATW

      Good luck, Mike. And thank you (in advance) for your service.

    • Birdland

      Oorah! Good luck Marine! And thanks!

    • johnnotapanda

      Oorah and good luck.

    • Some_GUy

      Don't give into the machine.

    • Asses of Fire

      From a former Marine (However, once a Marine, always a Marine) to a future Marine, here's some advice. DO NOT LAUGH AT ANYTHING THE DRILL INSTRUCTORS MAY DO!! It will be funny. Keep your head up, keep looking forward, and always Keep Calm and Chive On!

    • grebsc

      Best of luck to you sir – both my boys are officers in the Corps … I have never been so proud of our country or those that serve to protect it … Semper Fi, Marine!

  • hump

    If you don't have a tear in your eye then you are not human.

  • COBrion

    Tearing up in my cubicle. God Bless. Thank you for your service! and CHIVE ON!

  • Felcus

    Stop making me feel soft, Chive 🙂

  • TheUChiver

    Get that man a KCCO military shirt ASAP! Congrats!!

    • Mr. Cellophane

      And one for her…and the baby! Chive on

  • YAY

    Amazing! Chive on! My wife is due in 2 weeks. I'm hoping to get my black KCCO shirt just for the occasion!

  • VitaminZ

    Hes an Airman not a Soldier. But very nice story

    • Cali_Dude

      I am a former Navy Corpsman, and understand how frustrating it can be when folks confuse that. Great story and my allergies seem to be acting up a little 🙂

      • Slightlykrazy

        Lol if people were in the military they would know there's a difference

    • ConcernedCitizen

      By the other post's comments it seems most civilians don't understand that Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines are titles for specific branches of service. I opened this story expecting to see someone in the Army, and got the Air Force instead. Good story nonetheless.

    • Guest

      You're wrong. According to the Soldiers and Sailors Relief act, he's a soldier.

  • TheBAMFinater

    Very cool, and kudos to his superiors for approving the leave.

  • tv_paul

    A lot of my family (much younger than me) serve and whatever your political affiliation is or if you think what were doing is just or not you always, always have to support the men & women who serve to protect you and your family and country. God bless you all.

  • etcrr

    Congrats. Glad to see them healthy. Good Job Soldier and Thank You for your service

    • youarealiar

      Positive rating whore.

    • Slightlykrazy

      He's an airman.

  • ItsMeeJv

    Congratulations. This is awesome

  • Rustin

    Awesome!! Thank you for your service sir! KCCO!

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