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Thousands of service members return to San Diego for Thanksgiving

Posted at 1:48 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 16:48:14-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thousands of sailors and Marines returned to San Diego Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The USS Boxer brought more than 4,500 sailors and Marines of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to home port at Naval Base San Diego.

Many service members arrived to friends and family members — in some cases, new family members — who have waited seven months to be together.

Wednesday, the USS John P. Murtha and USS Harpers Ferry were also scheduled to return the San Diego.