Tri-Cities soldier deployed 11 days before his son is born - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Tri-Cities soldier deployed 11 days before his son is born

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
    James SiebenthalJames Siebenthal
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:44 GMT
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
  • Medical Watch: Stopping Tinnitus in its Tracks

    Medical Watch: Stopping Tinnitus in its Tracks

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:25:46 GMT
    Music is Terry Price’s livelihood and passion. As a church choir director, he has performed all over the world. “I just feel like have the greatest job in the world. I do what I love,” he told Ivanhoe. But one day the music he loved so much became painful. “All of a sudden the higher pitches, instead of sounding like single notes, sounded like clusters of screeches, and it was unimaginably bad. It was terrible,” Price said. Price had tinnitus: a constant high-pitched ringing in the ears. He ...
    Music is Terry Price’s livelihood and passion. As a church choir director, he has performed all over the world. “I just feel like have the greatest job in the world. I do what I love,” he told Ivanhoe. But one day the music he loved so much became painful. “All of a sudden the higher pitches, instead of sounding like single notes, sounded like clusters of screeches, and it was unimaginably bad. It was terrible,” Price said. Price had tinnitus: a constant high-pitched ringing in the ears. He ...
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

In June, Private First Class Nicholas Patterson and his wife Lacey got some great news. Lacey was pregnant with their first child. Then just a month later, they got the news Nicholas would be deployed to Afghanistan just two months shy of the due date for baby Noah.

Nicholas was deployed New Year's Eve and Lacey went to the hospital unexpectedly on New Year's Day.

"Being away from your husband while he's in Afghanistan is hard enough but being eight months pregnant and going in to early labor just makes it so much harder," Lacey said.

After 11 days in the hospital, and more than a month before his due date, Noah decided it was time, and what perfect timing it was.

Nicholas happened to call just minutes before.

"He ended up calling me at 12:30, and he ended up being born at 12:45, so it was just a time, a great time so he was able to Facetime and see little man be born," Lacey said.

Thanks to modern technology, Nicholas was the first person to see all five pounds nine ounces of little Noah.

"It helped me a lot because he was able to sit there and encourage me," Lacey said. "He kept telling me I was doing great, and he kept telling me once he came, he kept telling me how good of a job I did and it was kind of reassuring, it's like even though he wasn't here, I really felt like he was."

Lacey said Nicholas should be home by October.

Between now and then she she's got a little piece of him to hold on to.

"When I look at him, I see a lot of his daddy in him, so it's kind of bitter sweet because it's like I want him to be here, but I know that even though he's not here, he's here in thought, and I mean he looks just like his daddy," Lacey said. "So it's like half of him is here anyway."

Noah and Lacey are still at Niswonger Children's Hospital, but Lacey said they'll hopefully be back home by next week.

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All Rights Reserved.

  • Henry County Suspicious Activity

    Henry County Suspicious Activity

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:07:16 GMT
    Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec...
    Press Release from the Henry County Sheriff's OfficeThe Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on April 18, 2014 regarding suspicious activity. Three white males driving a white pickup truck were seen in the area of Glen Court in the Ridgeway area of Henry County. The individuals walked to the back of a residence but a neighbor yelled at them and they left. Entry into the home was not gained. On April 19, 2014, three white males were seen on Andra Drive, also in Ridgeway. A male subjec...
  • 3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital

    3 Blacksburg companies raise major capital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:29:23 GMT
    Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently.
    Three Blacksburg companies have raised major capital recently.
  • Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office investigates burglary at country club

    Bedford Co. Sheriff's Office investigates burglary at country club

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:16:02 GMT
    Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are investigating a burglary of the Boonsboro Country Club.
    Investigators with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office are investigating a burglary of the Boonsboro Country Club.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.