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      Marine returns to Albany after year-long tour

      Willie Shiloh returns to Albany. / Jessica Fairley

      A civilian marine with the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base is happy to be back on American soil and home with his family.

      Willie Shiloh arrived in Albany Friday afternoon after a 14 month deployment in Afghanistan.

      The 59-year-old was stationed at Camp Leatherneck as a heavy mobile equipment mechanic weight leader.

      He says although he's back home, he wouldn't hesitate taking another tour in Afghanistan.

      "It wasn't too bad; it just depends on the individual. Everyone has their own method about how it feels being away. It's my first time deploying as a civilian marine but I have deployed before in the military," said Willie Shiloh.

      Shiloh says the best part about returning home is getting to see his family.

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