Images: Marine father holds son tight after returning from Afghanistan [Image 1 of 7]
Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder
U.S. Marine Sgt. Jacob Shepherd, a wireman with the 3rd Marine Regiment Embedded Training Team and a 26-year-old native of Bucyrus, Ohio, holds his 1-year-old son closely after returning to Marine Corps Base Hawaii from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2012. Approximately 110 Marines with the advanced parties of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, Combat Logistics Battalion 3 and a 3rd Marines ETT also returned from their seven-month deployments. The "Ugly Angels" of HMH-362 supported 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) during combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The CLB-3 Marines supported Combat Logistics Battalion 4 from Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province. Marines from the 3rd Marines ETT supported Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, in Helmand province's Garmsir District.
Date Posted:08.21.2012 23:47
Location:MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, HI, US
Hometown:BUCYRUS, OH, US