Navy officer returns home, meets his son

July 20, 2010 8:40:15 PM PDT
A Navy officer was back home Tuesday night with his family, including a son who was born while he was serving in Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Dane Elles met his son for the first time at Midway Airport.

Gavin James was born in March, a week before his father was deployed.

Lieutenant Elles serves as an engineer with the Seabees, or construction battalions of the U.S. Navy.

He and his wife Maggie live in Frankfort.

His family planned a big celebration at their home there Tuesday night.