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Melissa and James Robbins connected via Skype from Woodbury to Kuwait so James can watch his son's birth. Submitted photo

Skype to the rescue: Soldier father in Kuwait witnesses son's birth in Twin Cities

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Once a week Melissa and James Robbins use Skype to ease up time away from each other while James works in Kuwait.

But the call on Friday, Nov. 2, was a little different.


James, a 2003 Woodbury High School graduate, watched his son's birth online as Melissa delivered Mason almost two weeks early at Woodwinds hospital in Woodbury.

Couldn't sink in

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.