Two members of Congress are asking the Marine Corps to allow a serviceman to visit his wife and their prematurely born baby on Long Island.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Timothy Bishop want the Marines to reverse a decision barring leave for Lt. Cpl. Keith Wagenhauser.
Cristal Wagenhauser gave birth to 2-pound, 11-ounce Madison Rose on Oct. 3. Her husband was stationed aboard a ship somewhere near Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Marines typically only grant leave in cases of death or grave illness to immediate family members.
Cristal Wagenhauser says she cries a lot. But she’s hopeful that the baby is getting better.
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