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Heartwarming homecoming for 13 US Marines

The 13 Marines from Afghanistan were treated like heroes Monday night at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Their plane taxied beneath an arch of water from fire department hoses and were met by a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and airport workers.

By Don Babwin, Associated Press / November 6, 2013

A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got something they didn't expect after spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they tried to get from one side of the globe to another: cheers from a small crowd of police, a fire truck water salute and first-class plane tickets.

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