Refueling helicopters while fighting in the war in Iraq doesn't seem to faze Army Spec. Kyle Porteous.
That was hardly the case, though, when he got his first glimpse of his infant daughter last Sunday night at the airport in Lexington.
"I just froze," said Porteous, 21. "I couldn't believe she was actually real. I've seen pictures and talked on the phone, but when I saw her with my own eyes, it was the best feeling in the world."
Porteous deployed for Iraq last October, leaving behind his wife of only two months, Lisa, who was pregnant with the couple's first child.