8th Marine Regiment returns from Iraq

October 11, 2009 5:01:23 PM PDT
Marines and sailors from Regimental Combat Team 8 returned home Sunday after a nine month deployment to Iraq. About 150 Camp Lejeune Marines and sailors arrived at the base Sunday evening. The 350-man unit supported Iraqi civil and military authorities.

It was the regiment's second deployment to Iraq. The 8th Marines deployed in February of 2005 and secured Fallujah ahead of the national elections.

The troops may get a chance to meet the vice president's wife, Jill Biden this week. She is scheduled to visit Camp LeJeune on Wednesday.

It's part of her effort to support military members and their families.

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