WELCOME HOME MARINES

THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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In memory of the fallen Marines

ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL

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COMING HOME!

Photos by Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer

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Airport firefighters perform a washdown ceremony for the charter jet carrying members of the Brook Park, Ohio based headquarters company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on their return from Iraq.

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The Brook Park company of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, disembarks at the IX Jet Center.

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Approximately 160 Marines and Sailors of Brook Park-based Headquarters & Service Co., known as the 3/25, returned to their families at the Brook Park Recreation Center.
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The 3/25 were reunited with their families after a seven month deployment, during which they lost 48 of their own.
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A member of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines greets a loved one upon returning home to Brook Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005.

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A member of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines greets a loved one upon returning home to Brook Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005.


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Diana Kwiatkowski of Berea, a U.S Army veteran, remembered the first Gulf war
while watching members of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, return to Brook Park.

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Jubilation showed on the faces of family members and the Marines and sailors themselves from the Brook Park-based 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment returning from Iraq Thursday.
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Sgt. Adrew Rocco of Highland Heights with the US Marine 3/25th Regiment of Brook Park poses with family and friends for a picture October 6, 2005 as the city welcomes the unit home.


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Sgt. Andrew Rocco of Highland Heights grabs his fiance Tara Kandrac for a dramatic hug and kiss upon his return from a seven month deployment in Iraq Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005.

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Sgt. Christopher Morgan of Bedford Heights holds a daughter he first met on Thursday. Eleven-week old Courtney was born while he was fighting in Iraq.

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Cpl. Michael Mauk of Brecksville with his soon-to-be fiance Sara Carpernter stop to kiss as the3rd Battalion, 25th Marines deplane at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.

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Marine Staff Sgt. Daniel Preistley, center, of Parma, greets his comrades from the "3/25" at the IX Jet Center.

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