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100 Marines Get Hero's Welcome At Fort Devens

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    FORT DEVENS (WBZ) ―
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    It was a homecoming seven months in the making. One hundred members of the First Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment returning to Fort Devens to their waiting families.

    Their mission was patrolling mostly desert on security patrols, humanitarian work with Iraqi children, and handling communications.

    And some of the Marines, on their first tour of duty, admit they saw an Iraq they didn't expect.

    "It's better in every way. A lot more peaceful and safer for us," said Marty Conroy, a Marine whose family made a double sacrifice as he deployed with his brother, Steve.

    The troops went to Iraq under President Bush, but returned under President Obama, who has pledged to bring the troops home under an 18-month timetable and shift the focus to Afghanistan.

    "It was a weird feeling," said Marine Steve Conroy. "But both presidents have good intentions of completing missions. It's just a good feeling to be back."

    These Marines don't know if they'll return to fight a different war in Afghanistan.
    That seems far from the task at hand which is getting sleep, according to marine Gui Barroso. For now being with family is their only mission.

    100 Marines Get Hero's Welcome At Fort Devens - wbztv.com
     
  2. Simon

    Simon Guest

    Welcome home and Semper Fi.
     
  3. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Ditto!:D
     
  4. mpd61

    mpd61 Retired Fed, Active Special

    Welcome Home!

    Isn't it great the best parts of the Department of The Navy have the word marine in them...

    Submarine
    Marine Corps
    =D>
     
  5. Nuke_TRT

    Nuke_TRT Stirrer of the Pot

    Welcome home, Marines. Thank you for your service, Semper Fi!
     
  6. devilyoda34

    devilyoda34 New Member

    OOhh RAA Devil Dogs....Welcome home and great job!
     
  7. OfficerObie59

    OfficerObie59 Public Trough Feeder

    Great job, Weclome Home, guys!
     
  8. Sgt.Joe Friday

    Sgt.Joe Friday MassCops Member

    Semper fi !!
     
  9. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

  10. Sam1974

    Sam1974 MassCops Member

    Welcome Home Boys and Girls!

    Thank you for all you do.
     
  11. mikey742

    mikey742 Subscribing Member

    Welcome home
     
  12. JMB1977

    JMB1977 New Member

    Welcome home Marines. Thank you for your service.
     
  13. ddp335

    ddp335 MassCops Member

    :dito:
     

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