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3/15/07

South Plains Marines Return Home From Iraq

Marine Reservists from West Texas and New Mexico returned home late Thursday night from a 7 month deployment in Iraq.  Members of the 6th Motor Transport Battalion in Lubbock arrived at Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

The 6th Motor Transport Battalion has been in Iraq since mid-August.  While in Iraq, their main duty was running convoys.  They were delivering "beds, beans & bullets" in the Fallujah, Al-Anbar and Ramadi areas.  For most of the group, this was their first deployment, though a few members were on their 2nd or 3rd deployment.

Family and friends filled the halls at Lubbock Preston Smith International.  They waived signs and flags, while carrying balloons and flowers.  When the reservists arrived at the airport, the crowd greeted them with cheers, hugs, kisses, and tears.

NewsChannel 11's Ben Lawson will have a full report Friday morning on Daybreak.

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