SSG Ira Whray and Emily Taylor (Brown) Thompson announce the birth of their son, Jaycen Taylor Thompson, born at Ft. Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., on Jan. 2, 2014 at 4:57 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces. He was 21 inches long.

Mrs. Thompson is the former Emily Taylor Brown of North Augusta, S.C.

Jayce is welcomed home by big brother, Trystin Whray Thompson, 3.

Grandparents are Margaret Brown of North Augusta, S.C., and Beverly Thompson of Summerville, S.C.

Jaycen Taylor Thompson