Military Dad in Hebron Talks About Seeing His Newborn - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Military Dad in Hebron Talks About Seeing His Newborn for First Time

Posted: Updated:
The Metzgers with their daughter Sydney at home. (Photo: WBOC) The Metzgers with their daughter Sydney at home. (Photo: WBOC)

HEBRON, Md.- Back in September, the Maryland National Guard and the 115th Military Police Battalion returned home to Wicomico County.

WBOC was there for the emotional welcome back. Just recently we sat down with one of those families to hear about the struggles they faced when dad was away serving our country overseas.

Our cameras were rolling when we caught Sgt. First Class Patrick Metzger returning home and seeing his newborn for the first time in person.

Patrick and his wife Sabrina shared their story of the 10 months spent apart and the countdown to when he returned home safe and sound. 

They told WBOC that watching the tearful moment of when Patrick first held his baby girl named Sydney never gets old.

"I met Sydney for the first time," said Patrick, "everyday I had a little picture of her sonogram and everyday I saw it and thought about her."

 Patrick said that to be gone for that long wasn't easy but the happy moment came after watching the birth of his daughter on Skype from Afghanistan.

"He got to see her first," said Sabrina tearfully, "because he couldn't be here and it was just heartbreaking to know how much he was going to miss."

Sabrina said that the toughest part during her pregnancy was trying not to think about Patrick getting hurt or never making it back.

"This time around in Afghanistan I was more worried than the first time around," Sabrina said.

It was a worry that even Patrick said he was aware of but that he put it out of his mind for his own sanity.

"You prepare your self," he said,"we trained hard and that's what brought us back."

Patrick said that just like any soldier with him in combat he missed his family and his friends, but he missed some other things that most of us probably take for granted.

"Cutting grass. I missed just being outside," Patrick said, "I don't want to say I missed freedom because that is what we are there for but I missed those little things you know."

Both husband and wife are with Maryland State Police and are planning to return to their posts sometime in January. 

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Model: Chesapeake Bay Oyster Population Half of 1999 Count

    Model: Chesapeake Bay Oyster Population Half of 1999 Count

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 10:32 AM EST2018-11-21 15:32:04 GMT
    Wednesday, November 21 2018 11:32 AM EST2018-11-21 16:32:56 GMT
    A professor who devised a new model that can estimate the number of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay says the body of water's market-sized oyster population is around half the amount found in 1999.More
    A professor who devised a new model that can estimate the number of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay says the body of water's market-sized oyster population is around half the amount found in 1999.       More
  • Assateague Mares Tested for Pregnancy

    Assateague Mares Tested for Pregnancy

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:44 AM EST2018-11-21 14:44:14 GMT
    Wednesday, November 21 2018 11:32 AM EST2018-11-21 16:32:31 GMT
    Adriana's Yankee Prince (Photo: Assateague Island Alliance)Adriana's Yankee Prince (Photo: Assateague Island Alliance)
    Adriana's Yankee Prince (Photo: Assateague Island Alliance)Adriana's Yankee Prince (Photo: Assateague Island Alliance)
    A new generation and a bigger herd for Assateague Island. Park rangers are conducting pregnancy test for ponies to see if more of them will be walking the shoreline of Worcester County.More
    A new generation and a bigger herd for Assateague Island. Park rangers are conducting pregnancy test for ponies to see if more of them will be walking the shoreline of Worcester County. More
  • List of Stores That Will be Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

    List of Stores That Will be Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 10:10 AM EST2018-11-21 15:10:46 GMT
    Wednesday, November 21 2018 10:12 AM EST2018-11-21 15:12:18 GMT
    Click on "more" to find out which stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.More
    Click on "more" to find out which stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Jury Finds Admitted Mastermind of Delaware Prison Riot Guilty in Correctional Officer's Death

    Jury Finds Admitted Mastermind of Delaware Prison Riot Guilty in Correctional Officer's Death

    Dwayne Staats, who represented himself in the case and said on the stand that he was the mastermind behind the Feb. 1, 2017 takeover of a prison building at Vaughn, was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder in the death of Correctional Officer Steven Floyd, along with a host of other charges tied to the event.

    More

    Dwayne Staats, who represented himself in the case and said on the stand that he was the mastermind behind the Feb. 1, 2017 takeover of a prison building at Vaughn, was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder in the death of Correctional Officer Steven Floyd, along with a host of other charges tied to the event.

    More
  • Update: Father, 4 Daughters from New Jersey Killed in Delaware Crash

    Update: Father, 4 Daughters from New Jersey Killed in Delaware Crash

    Police say the five people killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway were a 61-year-old father from New Jersey and his four daughters. Delaware State Police on Saturday did not release the names of those killed, but they did say the New Jersey family was from the town of Teaneck and the daughters included a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 13-year-olds. The 53-year-old mother was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

    More

    Police say the five people killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway were a 61-year-old father from New Jersey and his four daughters. Delaware State Police on Saturday did not release the names of those killed, but they did say the New Jersey family was from the town of Teaneck and the daughters included a 20-year-old, a 17-year-old and two 13-year-olds. The 53-year-old mother was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

    More
  • American Legion Loses Building, Funding from City of Cambridge

    American Legion Loses Building, Funding from City of Cambridge

    The American Legion Post 91 in Cambridge is about to lose a big part of its funding. For years, the Legion used the Governor's Hall event space near Sailwinds Park after its building burned down back in 2013. But now, after months of negotiation, renewing the contract for the space has posed new problems for both the Legion and the City of Cambridge.

    More

    The American Legion Post 91 in Cambridge is about to lose a big part of its funding. For years, the Legion used the Governor's Hall event space near Sailwinds Park after its building burned down back in 2013. But now, after months of negotiation, renewing the contract for the space has posed new problems for both the Legion and the City of Cambridge.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices