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A Marine comes home

By Jay Polk - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Most of the passengers on the 11 a.m. Thursday flight from Atlanta were happy to be home, but one person may have been happier than anyone else on the plane.

A small group of fellow veterans was at the airport to greet Marine Staff Sergeant Corey Daniels, who retuned to Albany after spending more than a year in Iraq.

While he was there, he was in charge of the exchange, where soldiers could pick up items that would give them a bit of home while they were deployed.

"We start pretty early, around 7 o'clock in the morning. We just come in all the Marines come in, we get ready, get ready for our day-to-day operations for the customers," said SSgt. Daniels.

This was Daniels' third deployment to Iraq. The first two deployments lasted only seven months.

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