A special reunion awaited Navy veteran Alan Stanley when he arrived in Wilmington on July 15.
Among the family waiting for him was his infant daughter he would see in person for the first time.
Alan Stanley is a Flight Engineer with the Navy’s VP-9 out of NCBH of Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Alan, his wife Lauren and family live on the base when he is stationed there.
But Alan has served on two deployments in the past three years.
During that period, Lauren has delivered their two daughters: Lillian, 2, and Leah, four months.