Marines Return After 7-Month Deployment
The 230 troops with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment deployed in March and returned home on Oct. 10, 2011.
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 Updated at 10:15 AM PDT
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.