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05/14/03

Last of the Thunderbolts Return

The rest of the Thunderbolts are home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Friends and family welcomed home the nearly 150 Marines and sailors of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 yesterday. The people who love them are thrilled they're home.

"It's unreal," said Marine mother Lynn Grundset. "It seems like he's been gone forever. I just kept touching him. He looks so good."

This has been the Thunderbolts' second combat deployment in two years. They served in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom right after the September 11 attack on America.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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