Marines Return After 7-Month Deployment

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 10:15 AM PDT
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The 230 troops with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment deployed in March and returned home on Oct. 10, 2011.

The 230 troops with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment deployed in March and returned home on Oct. 10, 2011.

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More than 200 Marines and sailors returned to Camp Pendleton Monday after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.

The 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment returned home to hugs and cheers Monday.

They were involved in counter-insurgency operations in Southwest Afghanistan.

Some of their missions included patrolling populated areas to prevent the Taliban and other insurgents from intimidating the local population.

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