Army Staff Sergeant Richard Napier rushed home from Afghanistan last week to be with his wife Margaret for the birth on their triplets at Good Shepherd Medical Center on Tuesday.
And today was their first chance to hold son Pierce, and daughters Addison and Kinzley.
“I was about 19 weeks pregnant when he deployed and we just had them at 31 weeks,” said Margaret Napier.
Margaret was worried Richard might not make it home in time.
“I figured he would probably be home about 3 weeks after they were born,” said Richard.
Seeing his children , Napier feels a sense of what he’s protecting.
“Just, wow. Of course now, it’s what you based everything on that you’re fighting for anyway,” said Richard.
Though Richard will have to return to his unit, he won’t forget this leave. Staff Sergeant Napier is scheduled to go back to Afghanistan October 14th, but is trying to get an extension on his leave.
The babies are expected to stay in the hospital for another 4 weeks or so.
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