WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - Sixteen Marines from South Florida are home from Afghanistan.
After seven months in Afghanistan, they arrived at the Marine Reserve Center near Belvedere Rd. at around 5:30 Thursday evening.
"It's so great to have them home," said Olivia Owens, the girlfriend of Sgt. Arthur Ramirez.
A gigantic garage door was opened, and the Marines rushed towards their families.
"It's just great to be back," said Ramirez.
The unit did not arrive home unscathed. Maj. Samuel Griffith was killed in December by enemy gunfire. His wife was on hand to greet the returning Marines.
"It's a bittersweet day for me," she said.
Two other Marines from the unit were wounded.