Marines and their families reunite

April 12, 2008 8:40:31 PM PDT
There was a big welcome home for a group of Marines at Willow Grove Air Station Saturday.Amidst the waving flags and cheers, there were many hugs to be shared.

For the first time, Richard Vasquez got to see his daughter Victoria.

"I had butterflies in my stomach. I just hoping I didn't step off the bus and trip," Vasquez said.

It's been 7 months since this Marine Wing Support Squadron took off for Iraq.

It was the second tour overseas for Master Sergeant Jay Renwick. He's missed many firsts while protecting our country including his little Megan's first steps.

"The most difficult thing is being away from the kids and my wife. I rely on them as much as they rely on me," Master Sergeant Renwick said.

Renwick and his fellow Marines plan to stay for awhile.

Most of these men and women, though, are in the reserves, which means, they could be redeployed at any time.