Family and friends welcomed three Marines home from the Middle East today.
Edwin Hill and Khamal Magwood are civilian Marines returning from year-long tours in Kuwait.
First Lieutenant Jonathan Siskey arrived home for two weeks of R and R.
He will be returning to Afghanistan later this month.
"You have to realize that you TMre not trying to set in an American democracy," said Siskey. "You TMre trying to change Afghanistan into a stable country so that one day, they can stand on their own."
"You miss your family," said Hill. "You miss the things your family does when you can TMt be here " Christmas and getting their braces off."
Hill TMs return is good timing " he TMs scheduled to be married in two weeks.