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MCLB sergeant returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

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By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was another happy reunion at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport as a Marine returned from the Middle East.

Gunnery Sgt. Anthony Kratz returned home Wednesday after 17 months in Kuwait and Afghanistan. Sgt. Kratz was greeted by his family, officials from the base and some of the members of the Marine Corps League in Albany.

He said that he and his team were busy maintaining the equipment that soldiers in the field were using, but that all of the hard work was worth it. 

"We get the equipment in, sometimes it's not in the best of shape all blown up. And we do our best to get it fixed and get it back to them," said Kratz.  

Sgt. Kratz got some other good news today as well. He was selected to receive an award for his work at MCLB in 2008.

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