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Iraq Soldier Witnesses Birth Of Daughter Via Video Conference 

From 8000 miles away a Marine Captain from Maine was able to watch the birth of his daughter. Marine Captain Nathaniel Picard, a graduate of John Bapst High School in Bangor, is stationed in Iraq, while his wife Rebecca was giving birth to their daughter at Maine General in Augusta.Captain Picard was able to watch on a live video feed and talk to his wife during the delivery. “It just tore my heart out to watch her go through so much pain,” said Captain Picard, “but then I immediately forgot about it as soon I saw Lucy so let’s go have 10 more honey!”Captain Picard, Rebecca, and their daughter Lucille Elizabeth are all doing just fine. It was all made possible by the freedom calls foundation, a charity that helps deployed troops stay in touch with their families during milestone events.