David said Jonathan finally made it to Germany last Thursday. He was within one flight of the United States when he was once again bumped from his scheduled flight.
That's when his family got involved. They left messages with many state political leaders Sunday, hoping they could help get him back home in time for his son's birth.
"His family learned he might not be able to get the next flight out until June 7, well after the baby was being born," said Wes Holden, director of constituent services for Sen. Jay Rockefeller.
"So the senator got in touch with the Pentagon and got in touch with the appropriate people, who took immediate action, and within a couple hours, they went through Jonathan's command and was able to get him on the next flight out."
David said he wasn't expecting Jonathan's situation to be worked out so quickly.
"I didn't know what to think," Jonathan said. "That much support for one individual that really just wanted to get home for a baby, that really means the world."
When Jonathan called Megan Sunday night and told her he would be home in less than 24 hours, she was elated.
"I was screaming," Megan said.
"I wanted to jump up and down, but I was afraid," she laughed.
David said Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, and Sens. Joe Manchin and Rockefeller, both D-W.Va, were instrumental in getting Jonathan home.
"The people were fantastic. Every single one of them," David said. "All three offices were strongly involved. All of them were fantastic, in their compassion, their help, their contacts in the military to get Jonathan where he needed to be."
Jonathan, exhausted from his trans-Atlantic flight, said he and his wife were going to "hit up some food joints" on the way to their home in St. Albans from the airport. Then, he hopes to get some sleep and catch up with his wife before they travel to Morgantown later today.
"He's been gone so long," Megan said. "It's gonna be weird having him home, but I'm so excited."