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080718-N-4879G-372 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2008) A Sailor assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) hugs his family during the ship’s return to Naval Station Norfolk after a six-month deployment. Cole was deployed with the British Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and was the first U.S. Navy ship to sail under the command of a foreign battle group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman PatricK Grieco/Released)

I just love homecomings!

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3 Responses

  1. What a precious photo! It brings mixed emotions though. I know homecomings will be fabulous, but I’m not looking forward to what come before them!

  2. Aww, that’s great! Homecomings are the best part of this life, aren’t they?

  3. It was a lovely photo to take, I have another one of a daughter and father. It really tugs at your heart.

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