Army Medic Delivers Own Child While On Leave

FORT LEWIS, Wash. (AP) — An Army medic who missed the births of his first two children, was on hand to personally deliver his third while on leave in Washington.

Sgt. Jason Boyd made it home from Fort Stewart, Ga., a day before his wife went into labor on Sunday. The couple and their two younger children piled into the car at about 3 a.m. and headed toward Madigan Army Medical Center inside Fort Lewis.

Once at the main gate, however, Benicia Boyd had her husband pull over saying the baby was its way. Isaiah Boyd was born at 4 a.m. in front of his parent’s truck.

Fort Lewis medics say Isaiah was lucky his father had medic training because the baby came out with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

Isaiah and his family are back home in Yelm.