Soldier returns to Iraq after son's recovery

January 1, 2008 9:24:20 PM PST
A soldier from Indiana is going back to Iraq now that his infant son has been released from the hospital.Gabriel Williams was born last Tuesday and quickly developed a critical lung infection.

His father, Army Sergeant Chris Williams, asked that his leave be extended so he could stay with his son. After extensive publicity, the Army agreed to the request, which it had originally denied.

Gabriel was released from the hospital this weekend. His father will be flying back to Iraq Thursday.