Sailor from Palm Harbor holds baby for first time after coming home from Navy deployment

Pinellas County

Lt. Ryan Stumpf holds his baby for the first time upon returning from deployment. (Courtesy: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael B. Zingaro)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WFLA) — A Palm Harbor native got to see his baby for the first time after coming home from deployment this past Monday.

In a photo taken by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Ryan Stumpf is seen cradling his baby during the homecoming of the USS Illinois.

The Illinois, a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, played a role in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare during the its six-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific, according to the Navy.

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