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Soldier overseas watches twin daughters' birth on video chat

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An army airborne soldier on active duty in Afghanistan watched his wife deliver their twin daughter through a video chat, KPNX reported.

Colton Romney couldn't be in the delivery room with his wife Shannon when she had their daughters Liberty and Lauren. So a nurse held a phone with a live video chat and the high school sweethearts shared the special moment live.

"He was looking at me kind of shocked, but then he had this big huge smile on his face," Shannon Romney said.

This is not the first time these Mesa, Ariz. high school sweet-hearts use video chat to create family memories. When Shannon Romney had an ultrasound, Colton was there via the chat as well.

Colton Romney's mother whose three sons have served on active duty overseas, told KPNX she didn't know how people did it before video chats.

Shannon Romney doesn't know when her husband gets to hold the girls, KPNX reported.

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