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450 reservists return from Iraq

Sergeant Brian Vitale of Methuen was hugged by his fiancée, Kaddie Gallant (right) and his mother, Linda Bonanno-Vitale, at yesterday's homecoming for the First Battalion 25th Marines. His sister Melissa (left) was also there to greet him.
Sergeant Brian Vitale of Methuen was hugged by his fiancée, Kaddie Gallant (right) and his mother, Linda Bonanno-Vitale, at yesterday's homecoming for the First Battalion 25th Marines. His sister Melissa (left) was also there to greet him. (Globe Staff Photo / Joanne Rathe) Globe Staff Photo / Joanne Rathe
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / October 27, 2006

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DEVENS -- When 450 Marine reservists marched onto a grassy field yesterday morning, not a smile could be seen in the shoulder-to-shoulder formation of veterans who had just survived seven months in one of Iraq's most dangerous places. (Full article: 876 words)

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