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Marine welders return to Albany

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Family and friends gathered Monday morning at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport to welcome home a group of civilians who served in a war zone.

 Larry Simmons, Seneca Perkins, Richard Brown, and Michael Teal spent eight months in Iraq. They're AECOM contractors were deployed in support of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program.

They repaired the vehicles that help keep our troops alive. They say they have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

"I'm thankful to be home with my family this thanksgiving," said Richard Brown, a welder.

"I'm thankful for being able to come home and be with my family and hoping the guys that are still over there can come home and have fun with their family too," said welder Seneca Perkins.

Eight more civilian-marines are returning home this evening. We'll show you their homecoming, tonight at eleven.

 

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