1) He was “12 months at war” meaning he didn’t come back from leave, otherwise it would have been i.e. 6 months at war. 2) Pregancies are 9 months (technically 10 months because they always count from your last period) so it would be impossible for the soldier to be the father assuming artificial insemination wasn’t used (with the soldier’s sperm) 3) The picture is probably photoshopped because the news station would recognize the awkwardness of the situation and likely not air it as it would create a distracting story to the one they are trying to portray thus wouldn’t have shot her or indicated the “12 month leave.”
I read this story online somewhere and there are other pictures that go along with it, but you can’t post links here. The girl was interviewed and talked about how the baby was conceived in March while he was at home on his leave… not a pregnancy fail.
Wow I can’t believe people are disputing whether the preggo lady is a win/fail because of the amount of time her husband was away. It is a HUGH fail bc it is the tackiest thing ever in the history of the world.
There are more photos online from a real news source, and the caption below one of them reads:
“Kendra Kaplan, 5 months pregnant, watches as her husband SSG Joshua Kaplan and fellow U.S. Army soldiers arrive on August 18, 2009 in Fort Carson, Colorado. She had brought a sealed envelope with an ultrasound, so that they could learn the baby’s gender together upon Joshua’s arrival. The Kaplans will be having a baby boy, concieved during Joshua’s mid-term leave in March. Approximately 575 soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat team from the 4th Infantry Division returned Tuesday following a 12 month deployment to Iraq. At lower left is their son Ayden, 3.”
I love how the news actually said “Pregnancy fail.” Or maybe it was edited in… either way it’s hilarious. It’s sorta mean i guess though cuz she was really happy, and was probably all wonky on hormones but still this is a win.
Omg….the top one is so stupid I had to create a freakin’ account just to express it.
The caption type is available at ‘icanhascheezburger.com’, you can make your own “news stories” out of pictures. And comments #1 and 3 were right, it doesn’t matter if you get to come home on R&R in the middle, it doesn’t count against your time deployed. If you are deployed for 12 months (which is an unusual amount of time to be deployed across the services, most are 6, 9, or 18 months), you are deployed for 12 months even if you get to come home at the 6 month mark for 2 weeks.
My husband and I were both in the Army. We served a 12 month deployment in Iraq, during which we got 2 weeks of R&R. The Army still does 12 month deployments, my husband is on one now. I have friends who have gotten pregnant during leave. It happens. Kyjanel, your first statement is just wrong.