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Soldier arrives minutes before wife’s labor and finds hospital staff lined up in the hallway

April 16th, 2021

Perhaps the best way to describe the men and women who serve in the military is cool, calm, and collected. Whether assigned a desk job or heading out to the front line, these brave individuals go through intense training. That way, they’re always prepared for the unexpected.

Pvt. Tyrell Hicks

A soldier by the name of Tyrell Hicks proudly serves in the United States Army. Stationed at Fort Leonard Wood in the state of Missouri, he gives 100 percent to his job in the military. At the same time, he’s completely devoted to his wife who lives in Maryland.

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Waiting patiently

Although Tyrell is dedicated to his military career, in March of this year, he had something else on his mind. His beautiful wife was pregnant with their third child. But his situation was tough since they were living in different states.

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Going through red tape

If you know anything about the military, then you understand that people can’t just walk off base. To go anywhere, there’s significant red tape involved. So, as you can imagine, Tyrell was nervous about his wife going into labor and him not being there.

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Plenty of support

Fortunately, his wife had excellent support in Maryland but he was far away. Tyrell was grateful for others stepping up to the plate but this was his child. So, he needed to be there.

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Pulling strings

On the day his son was to be born, Tyrell received the news. However, it took the efforts of his drill sergeant, fellow troops, and a pilot to make sure he could witness this beautiful miracle. As he stated, “It’s a blessing to be here.”

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How it unfolded

With no time to spare, Tyrell’s superiors and comrades had to work fast. Their goal was to ensure he reached the hospital before his wife delivered their baby. Somehow, they pulled it off, getting this soldier to the University of Maryland St. Joseph in the nick of time.

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An exceptional greeting

Of course, arriving before his son was born was amazing. But something else happened that Tyrell didn’t expect. As he raced inside the hospital, he received a special greeting.

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Honor walk

That’s right, the hospital staff h organized an honor walk for Tyrell. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s when members of the hospital’s labor and delivery team all line the hallway. As Tyrell made his way to the delivery room, the staff held up signs and clapped.

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No time to waste

This was such a beautiful moment but with his wife ready to deliver their child, he had to hurry. If everything hadn’t fallen into place, he never would’ve made it in time. After running down the hallway, he finally walks into her where the two are reunited.

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Welcome to the world

All the worrying, rushing, and planning were was worth it. After praying hard that he’d make it in time to see his son born, he now had him safely wrapped in his arms. Born at 1:15 p.m. and weighing 9 pounds and 6 ounces, Kannon entered the world.

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Although Tyrell wanted nothing more than to be by his wife’s side, she stated that having him there made her day. Now, this soldier can relax. He has a healthy and beautiful family of five.

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Source: KCTV5, MilitaryKind

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