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2,300 ‘adopted' Marines welcomed home

Anaheim adopted the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in October 2007.

Published: Sept. 29, 2011 Updated: 10:32 p.m.
By ERIC CARPENTER / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

CAMP PENDLETON – After seven months at sea, nearly 2,300 members of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived on the beach of Camp Pendleton on Thursday to tearful hugs from wives and to wide-eyed grins from babies born while they were away.

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