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MCLB Marines return after nearly six months in Kuwait

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –   The Simons family was excited to welcome home Master Sergeant Bryan Simons. His wife Kimberly and children Amber, Bryan, and Kaleb waited anxiously for their Marine.

When he arrived at the base, they gave him an exuberant greeting. "That right there tells you, it's worth all of it." said Master Sgt. Bryan Simons.

"It's nice just to finally have our family back," said his wife, Kimberly.

So what's the first thing they'll do?   "First thing to do, is he and I are going to jump on our Harley and go for a ride!" Kimberly said.

Sergeant Kim Martin also returned home and got a warm greeting from fellow Marines and Maintenance Center Commander Colonel Terry Reid.

Sergeant Martin worked to make sure Marines in Afghanistan had vehicles that work.  "I was the maintenance chief over there. Dealing with out seven tons and in processes and out processes. Making sure they are ready to go for the war fighter in Afghanistan," said Martin.

Sergeant Martin said it was about 120º in Kuwait. Despite our current heat wave, he says it feels better in south Georgia.

 

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