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Marine Homecoming

The Police News

September 22, 2009

GALVESTON, Texas - Fifty-two Marines of the 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 4th Amphibian Assault Battalion arrived in a police escorted bus caravan Monday to over 150 cheering, flag waving, friends and family members.

The troops pulled up in front of the Marine Reserve Center in Galveston after being in Iraq for 7-months, providing security at Al Asad Airbase and serving as a quick response force in the area.

The Marines were greeted by Galveston's Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Weber, the commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post and other veterans groups.

The two buses were met at the Galveston-Harris County line by a contingent of Galveston police officers and Patriot Guard Riders that escorted them to the Marine base.

The Marines must report back to the base for the next three days, then they will enjoy a 96 hour leave to enjoy personal time with their families.

For many of the 3rd Platoon, this was the fourth or fifth tour of duty in Iraq. They suffered no casualties during this tour.