13 Marines get impromptu Chicago airport welcome

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    CHICAGO (AP) — It didn't matter that the 13 Marines on their way home from Afghanistan had been fighting in a war that no longer dominates the news or that they were stopping only for a short time in Chicago before flying to San Diego.

    When USO volunteer John Colas heard with just an hour's notice that the Marines' plane was bearing down on Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, he and others scrambled to make sure they got a hero's welcome.

    "We want these kids coming home to realize that they haven't been forgotten," said Colas, a 74-year-old former Marine.

    The reception started with a water salute in which their plane taxied underneath an arch of water from fire truck hoses.......more.....

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