1/6 Marines return after Afghanistan duty

The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jul 12, 2010 20:49:51 EDT

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — North Carolina-based Marines are returning home
after seven months in southern Afghanistan.

More than a thousand
Marines from the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment will start returning
Monday to Camp Lejeune. The Marines operated in Marjah, Helmand
province. The unit conducted counterinsurgency operations in the wake of
the initial assault on the town earlier this year. The unit is being
replaced by another battalion from Camp Lejeune.

Camp Lejeune
Marines started deploying last year to Afghanistan as part of a surge of
forces to the central Asian country. In the last few months, the
Taliban has ramped up attacks against troops. June was one of the
deadliest months for international forces in Afghanistan.


  1. Second Home indeed.
    You will go down in history as the most brave and strongest of all warriors. Your sacrifices are equal to the greatest.
    Vietnam vet
    Bill Carey
    Semper Fi

  2. Job well done, Marines. Praise God your home. Thanks for all your efforts to keep USA safe. You are appreciated.

  3. Dear Marines…
    I admire your courage, your integrity, and your commitment to my freedom. I respect you immensely. I thank you.
    Welcome back to our beautiful USA!

  4. Dear Marines,
    Thank you so much for your service during this time of war. You will always be remembered and cherished for your sacrifices. If not for your bravery we would not be America. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  5. “Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” -Ned Dolan-
    Truer words were never spoken. We owe you all a debt that can never be paid. Welcome home Marines!
    Prayers out for you all and especially for those families of Marines that paid the ultimate price for this Republic.
    There are no words to express the respect I have for all of you and your families. God Bless you all.

  6. When I was a boy my dad taught me that the US Marines helped keep our country free as well and that I should always respect Them he was so right.I offer condolences to the families of the fallen and great respect to all those serving.THANK YOU from Canada

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