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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:21pm

Great use of the free technology from the hospital to allow the US soldier to see and talk with his wife who had just given birth...Voice over IP and webcam technology....the couple was already connected but this made it exceptionally nice in the fact that he was able to see his new born daughter...many miles away...BD 

REDLANDS - Dixee Rogers, who was born Friday night, slept while her father had his first chance to see her.  "Look Dixee, wake up, it's Daddy," mother Larissa Rogers, 21, said Monday while dad looked on from a computer screen, thousands of miles away. image

image Dixee's father, U.S. Marine Cpl. Andy Rogers, 22, is on his second tour of duty in Iraq. Rogers was able to see his newborn daughter via a technological hookup thanks to the Freedom Calls Foundation, a nonprofit that maintains satellite connections so overseas military personnel can contact family members.  

Larissa said she first started communicating with Andy via the popular MySpace social networking Web site while he was serving his first tour of duty.

San Bernardino County Sun - Technology connects family

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