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PHOTO: Newborn awaits father's return from deployment

Baby Ivan waits for his fathers return. (Source: Tommy Readett) Baby Ivan waits for his fathers return. (Source: Tommy Readett)
SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A FOX Carolina viewer sent in a photo of his 2-month-old grandson who is awaiting his father's return from deployment overseas.

Tommy Readett, of Pickens, emailed the picture of his grandson Ivan Nathaniel Readett, saying little Ivan has not met his father Sgt. Justin Readett, who is deployed in Egypt.

"I think this photo of my newest grandson exemplifies in the simplest fashion why we have dedicated men and women willing to serve in our armed forces - to protect and preserve our families and the freedoms our Constitution defines," Tommy Readett said in an email to FOX Carolina News.

Ivan was born to his mother Hannah in Fort Hood, Texas, 5 weeks early on Dec. 19, 2013. 

Tommy Readett said Ivan's father is scheduled to return home in late May of this year.

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I think this photo of my newest grandson exemplifies in the simplest fashion why we have dedicated men and women willing to serve in our armed forces – to protect and preserve our families and the freedoms our Constitution defines.

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