Training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi for a
tour of duty in Iraq kept Matthew Cain of Little Rock, Arkansas
away from his wife Shannon for the past two months.
But it didn't keep him from being at the hospital when Shannon
Cain gave birth to triplet girls last week.
Matthew Cain, who holds the rank of specialist in the Arkansas
National Guard's 39th Infantry Brigade, has been in training at
Camp Shelby since early January.
The 39th is set to embark on its second deployment to Iraq this
Matthew Cain says he was -- qoute -- "blown away" after the
girls were delivered Tuesday by Caesarean section at Baptist
The couple has named the babies Angelene Marie, Brooklynn Renee
and Christianne Elizabeth. They're being cared for in the
hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
Matthew was granted emergency leave after the American Red Cross
contacted his unit with news of the impending births.
He drove all night in a rental car through rainstorms and heavy
winds and arrived while his wife was being prepped for surgery.
Family members said they plan to document as much of the girls'
growth as possible while Matthew is gone. He has set up Web cams to