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Pendleton Marines come home to laughs, tears, hugs

Hundreds wait for hours in the early morning cold for their loved ones to return after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

By ERIKA I. RITCHIE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Published: March 27, 2012 Updated: 5:47 p.m.

CAMP PENDLETON Winston Madrigal promised his son, Ian, he wouldn't surf until the 19-year-old came home safe from his deployment to Afghanistan.

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