Hundreds of Marines, soldiers set to come home
December 17th, 2010
04:15 AM ET

Hundreds of Marines, soldiers set to come home

About 2,000 Marines and sailors will return home Friday to Camp Pendleton in California after being deployed seven months overseas.

During their deployment, the group helped deliver aid to victims of the massive floods in Pakistan and helped to fight pirates in waters near Somalia.

"From humanitarian assistance operations in Pakistan to anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden; our Marines and sailors executed every mission with skill and professionalism," said Col. Roy Osborn.

The Marines and sailors will be greeted with a big celebration at the southern California base, Osborn said.

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  1. banasy

    Welcome home, Troops! Merry Christmas! We're grateful to you all.

    @Jim Brieske: STFU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. meee

    Welcome home! jim b go commit suicide and do it proper this time

    December 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kim

    Bring ALL of out troops home NOW! We cannot allow this war to continue. I pray for this madness to cease & desist. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!

    December 17, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    Send Georgie & his cronies over to Afghanistan...it was/is his battle to begin with. Let him deal with it!

    December 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kim

    Bring ALL of out troops home NOW! We cannot allow this war to continue. I pray for this madness to cease & desist. GOD BLESS OUR
    TROOPS!

    December 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
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