Michiana Welcomes Company B Home

By: Sarah Platt Email
By: Sarah Platt Email

While many family members welcomed back their Marines, hundreds from the community came out to support the returning servicemen and women.

Folks lined the streets as Company B's motorcade made its way from the airport to the Reserve Center.

From the moment the Marines stepped off the plane, hundreds were there to catch a glimpse and greet them.

Karen Dyer said, “I'm just here to show my support. I really appreciate what these guys have done for us and I want them to know we appreciate and thank you.”

On the parade route to the Reserve Center, hundreds more lined the streets to welcome the Marines.

Sandy Smith stated, “I think it'd be neat to show support of all the people that we have worked so hard over there.”

Goshen's First Baptist Church packed its own welcome committee by bus.

Marie Bagly commented, “We're here as a church family, supporting Nathan Lanzen and all our others that have come home, honored to do that.

Some Marines who have already served were also on-hand.

And finally, the moment everyone was waiting for arrived, fire and police vehicles led the way, followed by an honor guard by motorcycle.

Then, five busloads of Company B Marines, this time, their destination was reuniting with family.

Cindy Adams said, “I can't imagine what their families are feeling, how excited they are and they're counting the moments to see their loved ones come home.”

Cindy added, “We're just here to wave our flags and let them know how much that we appreciate everything they've done for us.”

As the Marines settle back into life at home, we will continue to bring you their stories.

On behalf of all of us at WNDU, we would like to welcome the Marines of Company B back to home!

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