Marines Return After 7-Month Deployment

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.

    Marines Return Home After 7-Month Deployment

    [DGO] Marines Return Home After 7-Month Deployment
    The 230 troops with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment deployed in March and returned home on Oct. 10, 2011.

    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.