Friends and family in Jacksonville welcomed homes loved ones from Iraq Friday.
Over 300 Marines and Sailors, part of the 2nd Battalion 10th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, were welcomed off the buses, greeted with signs, hugs, kisses and tears of joy.
Sergeant Demarius Jackson was greeted by his wife and young son. He said always remembering what he had to come home to kept him in good spirits overseas.
The 300 Marines were part of an artillery group in the infantry division in Iraq.