US soldier

A U.S. Army soldier took 10 flights in 2 days to get home in time to attend his daughter’s birth in Monterey, California.

U.S. Army Combat Engineer Francois Clerfe made it to the hospital in time to join his wife, Natalia Svistunova, at the hospital before she gave birth to their daughter on New Year’s Day.

Clerfe said he flew nearly 10,000 miles from his deployment in Iraq to L.A. — that’s 10 flights over 2 days. “Kuwait, to Turkey, to Turkey to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Baltimore, Baltimore to Atlanta,” he said, before catching the final 3 legs of his trip to Monterey.

Baby Julia was due to arrive on January 9, but she arrived a week early at 9:53 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

“I’m glad baby Julia waited for me,” Clerfe told a reporter. But Natalia knew he would make it to the hospital in time. “You know I had the feeling that he would make it because he really wanted to be here,” she told WCVB.

“You can’t explain, but inside of you is just jumping for joy,” said Clerfe who will enjoy a month at home with his new daughter. He added: “That moment, having a first kid into the world [on] the very first day of the New Year, I think that it’s going to be a very good year.”



  • shun king

    hell a black man will fly to the moon with no spaceship to be with his white woman

  • SDot

    That’s love.
    Congrats!

  • JV

    I don’t understand why you still comment here.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol.

  • shun king

    i dont understand why you dont just block me

  • Ni Ni

    Aargh, Why you couldn’t let me say it? It would’ve sounded so much better coming from me.

  • Trice

    Super nice!

  • Bossy704

    That baby don’t look nothing like him..at all.

  • Bossy704

    This should not be funny…

  • Mischelle

    The military will sometimes allow this for married enlistees. Good friend of mine was pregnant by her fiance, both military, while he was deployed. They wouldn’t let his ass come home so she gave birth to their first and only child without him.

  • 5000BlinK

    Go Daddy Go Daddy!!!!!!!
    Hey yalllll

  • JV

    That’s gotta be hard, being so far away from family.

  • justlooking

    It’s a toss of coin, if they will or or will not.

    Signed FORMER officers Wife.

  • NY_Chick

    LOL How you can tell that? LOL

  • gdukes

    ??????

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    True. Black men worship ww.And they don’t care what they look like just as long as they are white.

  • SpillyNillie

    OT: Cardi B say she ain’t leaving one cheating scumbag for the next. Chilllleeeee!!

  • Trace da Ace

    well congrats!! Glad he made it in time.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    the father doesn’t care… so as long as the child is “white”….

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Very cool feel good Monday morning story

  • NeverSurprised

    Beautiful story!!!

  • hottlanta

    Congrats to the three of them.

  • Yoni7

    …..and it ain’t eein his. LOL j/k

  • hottlanta

    Alright now. Last thing we need is a military Maury Povich show.

  • Yoni7

    LOL she ain’t lyin’. But damn. LMAO #facts

  • NeverSurprised

    Oh good lord. The child is a NEWBORN. It won’t look like anyone for awhile. And as every black mother knows, black babies darken over the first couple of weeks. My son was whiter than every white baby in the nursery ( and his father was acting like an ass about it). Two weeks later he was caramel brown and the spitting image of his father.

  • iWasteTime

    Word!
    Least this cheating scumbag got paper … lol

  • iWasteTime

    kept it 100

  • Yoni7

    Yep. LOL

  • tintin

    does he have to pay for all those flights or the american tax payers do?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It’s sad. I think I saw the comment you are referring to. She said she wasn’t starting over. She acts like she has years invested in this man. Smh. I often wonder if these people are bound by STI’s. Like you refuse to leave and move on because of what? I can’t risk STDs for this stuff.

  • Yoni7

    Wait until the chile suppo’t case is final. LOL

  • Yoni7

    All the way!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??? he said no matter what I’m going to get to see that birth ?congrats !!

  • You Could Never

    He worked hard to get to her cave demon ass. Congrats to them

  • Yoni7

    What happened to all the energy behind “I’m quick to cut a nI66a off, so don’t get comfortable….” LOL #cardiiscool LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    just had to say it… ?? sweet Lordt …

  • Yoni7

    WOW! *gasp* I don’t think I’ve EVER heard you use such terms. *rubs hands like birdman while smiling like the Grinch*

  • You Could Never

    @NucyNu not here to say it lol

  • You Could Never

    I try not to use cave demon or coon. Pardon meh *snorts*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ROFL … dead ? chile

  • JRock

    Happy story. Sometimes military can fly for free if it’s a particular type of plane or hop or something like that. I can’t remember what it’s called but this is one happy story.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    no chill …. ?? speak yo Truth Dubbster…. Chile love it… ??????

  • Yoni7

    Now you know there are a long list of folks in front of HER that will use this term freely. But not my sweet, “innocent” You Could Never. I’m shocked and awed at the same time. LOL

  • Jen_no_juice

    ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    clutches pearl’s … ? don’t hold back is what I say … ????

  • Jen_no_juice

    Congrats on the baby….. And the mama getting her green card

  • Yoni7

    ……and HIS best friend.

  • Blak

    He wouldn’t have done that if it was a black woman…just stating the obvious

  • iWasteTime

    lolol Which one??
    I can’t with these folks

  • MissHarlem
  • Ni Ni

    I often wonder if these people are bound by STI’s.
    _____________________
    I think the same thing.

  • Yoni7

    Alluh’em.

  • SpillyNillie

    Shiiiid easier rapped than done…

  • RaginB

    ?? well damn

  • SpillyNillie

    But for how long? He has one hit wonder written all over him. Not to mention he likes to raw dawg…chile suppo’t gone eat his arse up!

  • You Could Never

    I cant wait until is dack pics are released. It sounds popular so I wanna see for myself whats all the fuss.

    *Goes to find Ying Yang Twins/ Whisper Song on YouTube*

  • iWasteTime

    lolol
    She looked at the ring, car and her …
    And said I meant broke ni66as … lmaoo

  • Blaque Mahogany

    The good HIV meds are expensive too…allegedly.

  • Ms..N

    Lol…Please no more atrocious wigs on Viola in 2018!!

  • SpillyNillie

    AND that ugly sweater collection he loves to spend coins on…

  • iWasteTime

    You got tea? He going solo?
    Dish boo.
    I was being sarcastic though … lol

  • brownisback

    But it is…………….

  • SpillyNillie

    Chile cuz Cardi can’t live without

  • brownisback

    I love this…………..and I still wanna pat her hair down in the back

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT! Like what the fuss was over Steebie J (I mean NOW we know). Or hell even Peter Stanky Panky.

  • Vonn

    This gives me good memories of Nucy.

  • You Could Never

    Its in honor of her lol

  • SpillyNillie

    I know you were…but hell she needs to take a page from Cassie’s book and get her a real Sponsa

  • Kjinx

    I was born in Monterey! That’s a beautiful story regardless of the parents race, it’s nice to see a family united for a birth. Congrats.

  • Vonn

    Lol

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT!

  • You Could Never

    I dont care about Pete. His foots blyke on the bottom.

    *goes to look at Stevie’s man meat/Riva Monster again that is hidden in my phone still*

  • iWasteTime

    Cassie needs to give a master damn class!!
    Cause baaaabyyyyyy!!

  • SpillyNillie

    You know what, I have to agree with this.

  • Diva4lyfe

    its a Hop

  • Vonn

    They don’t share a kid or property, what’s keeping her there? She has panties that she’s had a longer relationship with than she’s had with him. Move on.

  • Vonn

    They don’t share a kid or property, what’s keeping her there? She has panties that she’s had a longer relationship with than she’s had with him. Move on.

  • Wayup!

    If she were BLK.. The media would have questioned his paternity…

  • Wayup!

    If she were BLK.. The media would have questioned his paternity…

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • Yardgirl

    Represent. Respek!!

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Exactly!!! He can solve HIS own problem quite easily.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It’s the only thing that makes sense.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You are on your ish today, Dub.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Mine was deployed for the birth of my son as well…had to do it by myself

  • cherrypie

    Lmao!! I never noticed that!!! lol

  • alex

    Monterey is a beautiful place.

  • alex
  • suganspice68

    He sure would had remained M.I.A or D.O.A if she was a black woman!

  • Solstice

    ? Me too!

  • Solstice

    I cannot stand you!! ??????? Chile, I am hollering!!!

  • Solstice

    For real!! ?

  • Solstice

    Haaayyy! Keesh ??

  • Coy little wink
  • Kjinx

    Sadly I haven’t been back since I was born but I will return some day to see for myself :)

  • MythCalledLove

    Big deal Mr Uncle Leroy walked 30 miles, rode his bike for 12 hours , and swam thru the polluted water just to attend our family reunion. Now that’s a story !! (I’m being a ass) *Slow clap* Wouldnt it be some $h!t if this turned into the infamous “YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER”

  • MythCalledLove

    She kinda looks like Drew Barrymore.

  • MythCalledLove

    Or the black women on Lifetime movies.

  • Angela Flowers

    Nope, because if she were BLK…we wouldn’t even know about this “story”…

  • Malcom Flex

    BW WHAT HAVE I BEEN TELLING YALL?!

    How many of your black baby daddies go through hell and high water to see you give birth? I don’t have to wait for the answer. Come for me if you want because MOST black males in the usa if given the opportunity would breed outside the race, erase themselves all the while claiming to hate ‘cave devil’. But dissing weave and calling bw bedwenches? BM the biggest bedwenches walking.

  • Malcom Flex

    If she were BLK…he wouldn’t even be there. Black males wanna breed the race out. Funny. Hate white male cop but love white females. #hypocrties

  • Angela Flowers

    MAC flight.

  • Angela Flowers

    He has to pay.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    The question is why not? I’ll tell you why, cuz that woman would have been raised that blk men ain’t ish! yo daddy never paid support! I wear the pants in this house! You see a ni66a$ here doin shyt? This is my house! Etc. Acting like black men don’t want families, or sons or daughters, NO. NO. NO. Get Out!

  • Omega

    Congratz to him

  • Omega

    loool

  • Omega

    cmon black women, control your insecurity now. Keep it in, yall can do it. Just congratulate, and keep it moving.

  • Wayup!

    He hatian/African.. They the worst kind in my opinion..I think it’s cause the majority over there are dark skinned.. They loose their shyt for stinky white grls.
    He was only running to see how light the baby turned out..
    Let me tell you what would have happened if the baby turned out to look just like him….

  • Malcom Flex

    A broken down clock is right twice a day.

  • Malcom Flex

    And stay talking about how much they hate white males.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL

  • Malcom Flex

    Why not it’s called ACTING. Go look at vintage TV and today ww in bad wigs.
    Let the sister live. You seen the show The Middle?!

  • Malcom Flex

    A dark male like that? He’d only go out his way to breed out the race they hate being dark/black.

  • Malcom Flex

    Bull.
    And the only thing you said that’s right is yes black males don’t want families…with BW that is. They wanna breed out the race. Notice how they floss they mixed kids on FB and Insta. Straight cooning yet keep wm’s name in their mouth talking about how much they hate them.

  • Malcom Flex

    Why not? Rap has denigrated BW for almost 40 years now. Spades a spade.

  • Malcom Flex

    Most likely ain’t his. Simps be getting played by slut beckies.

  • BlahBlahBlah

    We all entitled to our opinions, I haven’t heard that one yet Malcolm. But, respect goes a long way

  • Omandesert

    Why is this news? Lol!

  • hottlanta

    Sistas ain’t trying to hear that mess from you when our child support checks are still sitting in lost pile bins at the post office. Ain’t got nothing to do with being insecure.

  • ?Royalty?

    ???? I have a headache from laughing at this comment now.
    ???

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Yup. All the time.

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Yup. All the time.

  • MistaO

    Congratulations to the beautiful family!

  • MistaO

    You probably a bi tch. Sorry, just saying. This is why most black females can’t get or keep ANY race of man. Bet you hollerin and complaining before the man even hit the door….js

  • MistaO

    Funny this coming from the same broads throwing scandal parties and ticker tape parade for megan markle ?

  • MistaO

    Difference is, I bet she is pleasant and a joy to be around. Verses crazy, back biting, complaining, irrational thought processes, loving w hore culture, hate marriage and the list goes on and on….

  • The Chosen One

    LMFAO. I can’t help it.

  • dontgetblocked

    BLACK MEN ARE SELLOUTS! I enjoy seeing them locked up in prison. Let a Becky put money on your books.

  • dontgetblocked

    The best comment on here!

  • Karen Brady

    Is she super light or a Becky?

  • Karen Brady

    It’s not.

  • Karen Brady

    Like Future did Ciara?

  • ChynasHairline

    10 flights, 10,000 miles in 2 days..only for a Becky I presume.

  • ChynasHairline

    Word

  • University

    Lol you are so miserable. Btw, am I a sell out, because my husband is white?

  • University

    Big congrats! Love is love!

  • Malcom Flex

    YES

  • Malcom Flex

    BROKE SIMP you are.

  • Malcom Flex

    WORD. Issa WRAP.

  • Malcom Flex

    Staph lying. Bros 24 7 dissing ‘da white debbil’ yet cooning for pale hoes.

  • Malcom Flex

    WORD

  • nick c

    Becky them black soldiers love the white meat.

  • nick c

    Kinda, playing the field is one thing marriage is whole nutha beast.

  • Malcom Flex

    BLACK MARRIAGE.

  • Jussjess25

    Ran home to that white girl. Smh

  • Malcom Flex

    Yep I guess thats why cops kill black males not a joy to be around. #YouFNStupidRacist

  • Malcom Flex

    STUPID. WHITE BRAUDS AIN’T CHEERLEADING BW BREEDING WITH WM

  • University

    Well i’ll be that sellout. Love is love, and it has no color. I’m living my life for me, and happy one at that.

    Don’t get it twisted though, I love black men, but it just so happened that the man I fell in love with was white.

    Fast forward, two kids, and four grandchildren later, we’re still married. My daughters on the other had, married black men, who are absolutely amazing!..and that’s to show, that love is love, no matter the color.

  • Duhhty

    Where do you get ‘MOST black males’ from since MOST black men coupled up are with BLACK WOMEN. Over 3/4. Is this that new math they talk about? This is a non-starter. Just another manufactured illusion to further the always active divide and conquer tactic.

  • Duhhty

    Takes a dickless bitch to know one, doesn’t it? We know you white men are the real size queen mvps. You don’t want black women (or women period judging by your abysmal global birth rates) since you REALLY desire black men & we are your fiercest competition. What else but a repressed queen traipses the globe telling everybody how big the black men’s ‘member’ is? This is how that supposed ‘myth’ started. And who else but a size queen takes a big, black dikk as his only souvenir from a lynching? lol…I bet that’s how that saying: eat a dikk came about. LOLOLOL…

  • Duhhty

    Where do you live that you actually believe that crap? In tv-ville, I bet. This black men want to breed out bs is just that. Over three quarters of black men who are coupled are with BLACK women, that does not line up with that bullshat you are pushing. But then again, trolls are not known for their intellect & fact checking skills.

  • alex

    “if the baby turned out to look just like him….”

    I mean, this story isn’t finished. It is still a newborn and they are known to change.

  • sunni_daze

    My thoughts.

  • sunni_daze

    Okay. So. What makes this news?

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly!

  • Shira Harding-James

    What in the world are you talking about? What does that have to do with me giving birth while my husband was deployed or even with this story?

  • Shira Harding-James

    And notice how I said HUSBAND so your opinion is false and invalid. Although you are entitled to an opinion, you’re spewing hate, and prejudice…I’ve reported you. I’m not going to let you do that to anyone else on here. Have an awesome day and God Bless!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    That is ignorant. This couple is obviously in love. This is his WIFE. They now have a child together. He didn’t leave her to go through childbirth alone. I can respect and understand that. They found who they were meant to be with. I hope the same for you.

    I have dated other races and almost married outside mine. It so happened that when I did find the “one” she is black.
    Why can’t people love interracially without being hated so much? Funny thing is, a lot of these same ones mad at him are ok with a black and white MAN being a couple… SMH!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    So you don’t want to hear about someone else’s happiness because you’re dealing with some trouble right now?
    Try to look at it this way, this shows that there are still people who believe in the sanctity of marriage and are truly color blind. Those are both positive things.

    As far as the checks, I hate to hear that, but (maybe not you) but SOME women need to choose better. When you see red flags, RUN! Don’t blame it on the alcohol

  • BlahBlahBlah

    You sound like a black supremacist. Marry who you love and who loves you. It last longer.

  • Liah

    Becky boo…

  • Liah

    Right!!!!

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Prime example of a service members life. Glad he made it on time. It’s heartbreaking when they try to make it and the child arrived already. They have the joy of the child but have to return to duty when leave is over. Congrats to them anyway.

  • Liah

    lmao!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Out of breath I’m sure

  • Karen Brady

    Yes they do!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    mmph. NEXT.

  • Kay J

    Why is this considered ‘news’ though? I am sure it has been done before and never made the news……

  • Tony Winston

    Sandra the only reason u posted this was because the woman is white, gurl bye, congrats to the couple tho

  • Layah Jhene

    Yep!!! You are!! It’s a sin too. Oppression ain’t taught you fools nothing

  • University

    LOL..you stay miserable doll.

    Take care hun.

  • Layah Jhene

    Sure you are. Enjoy that edomite until death

  • University

    Lol I sure will sweetheart. 35 yrs of blissful marriage, two beautiful girls, and 4 grandchildren later. Blessed.

  • PynkCloudz

    Shot out to my hometown Monterey!