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Salem Soldier Returns Home

A father surprises his daughter.

Caitlin Murphy, 4, is seen in the photo below rushing to embrace her father, Maj. Jeffrey T. Murphy from Salem, after a more than a year-long deployment to Afghanistan with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).

Murphy is the aviation safety officer for the wing, which flew approximately 70,000 combat sorties in 60,000 hours of flight time.

More than 80 Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) returned to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, March 3, according to an article on Defense Video and Imagry Distribution Systems.

Since deploying to Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2011, the wing was responsible for approximately 70,000 combat sorties in 60,000 flight hours, in support of 4,000 medical evacuations and an average of 22 special operations per month, said Maj. Gen. Glenn M. Walters, commanding general of 2nd MAW (Fwd).

Welcome home Maj. Murphy!

Tracey Mitchell March 21, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Ty Major Murphy and Ty to your family, Goddess Bless
Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Welcome home and THANK YOU!!!!!
Ericka Ayube March 22, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Welcome home Major, and Thank you for serving!
Edan MacFarlane March 22, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Thank you Major Murphy for serving your country. I am humbled by your commitment and courage. Thank you Murphy family for sharing and supporting your family member with our country.
christina Ayube March 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Welcome home and spend as much time as you can with your family. We all thank you for your service and sacrifices.

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