When I deployed to Viet Nam in January, 1970, we did not know at the time that my wife was pregnant. A few weeks later, when my wife sent a letter to say she was expecting in August. I was thrilled. We had no preference for a boy or a girl and we just wanted a safe, healthy delivery.
When I was assigned to HHC, First Aviation Brigade, located at Long Binh, I had plenty to keep me busy each day. One day in August, I had to make a run to the base post office. When I returned, I found a phone message (which I still have) from the Red Cross.
It read, "Mother and daughter doing fine. Congratulations." It still gives me chills.
Nowadays, they probably would have sent you stateside to be there!!! Congrats.Jeff
My sister gave birth to both of her children while her husband was in Vietnam. Their first child was a girl born in 1965. Both, my Brother-in-law and my Dad were in country, serving with the 1st ID. My Dad, now a first time Grandpa, got to tell his son-in-law that he was a new Daddy.