Marines Return to U.S. from Anbar Province

About 300 U.S. Marines returned Saturday to Camp Lejeune, N.C., from Iraq. The troops had been fighting in Anbar province.

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About 300 Marines who had been fighting in Anbar province returned home over the weekend. They were greeted with cheers at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. One of them, Staff Sergeant Joseph Bering, met his 3-month-old daughter for the first time. I've seen pictures, he told Associated Press, but it does not do justice to the experience of being able to hold her. Hundreds more Marines from the same battalion returned home later this week. While in Iraq, eight battalion members were killed and 40 seriously injured.

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