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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Marine attached to the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany had a happy homecoming from Iraq Tuesday evening.

We were there as a surprised Lance Corporal Richard Burton of Tallahassee stepped into the Albany airport. He was welcomed home by fellow Marines and he got big hugs from his proud parents Arthur and Cherie Burton.

Richard was deployed last June. He says it's good to be home but he's proud of the difference he helped make overseas.

"A lot of the time it feels like we're not really doing much but every now and then you get to see and talk to one of the locals or someone that's always out in the unit and they tell you how the gear they're getting really helps or the locals will thank you for what you're doing," said Burton.

Burton says good food was one of the main things he's missed. He had his first burger in months at the Atlanta airport.

Now that he's back, Burton plans to attend Florida State and major in Philosophy.

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