Though there’s no place Johnathan Guerrero would rather spend Father’s Day than with his young family, duty calls.
On June 13, Guerrero, a sergeant with Alpha Company, 1-148th Infantry based in Walbridge, returned to Afghanistan where he has been serving since early January.
However, the sergeant fit a lot in during his 10-day leave, celebrating two birthdays and a very special “birth day.”
|Sgt. Johnathan Guerrero and fiancee Alexandria
Hennessy are all smiles as they take baby
Johnahan home from the hospital June 7.
On June 5, the Sgt. Guerrero on duty at the side of fiancée Alexandria Hennessy at Toledo Hospital through some 16 hours of labor and the birth of their son, Johnathan Edward Guerrero Jr., who weighed in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.5 inches
After counting the baby’s fingers and toes, Sgt. Guerrero counted his blessings that he was able to be on hand for his son’s birth.
“When he left Jan. 2, he knew Alexandria would be giving birth in June,” said his mother, Adrianna. “He hoped to be able to make it back, but he really didn’t think he’d be able to.”
In late May, he got word from the Army that his temporary leave was approved and he landed in Toledo on June 3 – his 23rd birthday.
While at home, Sgt. Guerrero, a 2007 Clay High School grad, also enjoyed an early birthday celebration for his daughter, Aliyana, who won’t technically turn 5 until July 28.
Though saying goodbye was hard for the young father, he soldiered on, knowing his deployment will end in late August or mid-September.
Sgt. Johnathan Guerrero and fiancée Alexandria Hennessy are all smiles as they take baby Johnathan home from the hospital on June 7.