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Onslow County to welcome 24th MEU home from Afghanistan

(Source: WBRC)
Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 3:32 PM EDT
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Onslow County is welcoming the 24th MEU, the Marine Unit from Camp Lejeune that assisted with the Afghanistan evacuation, home to the base this week with yellow ribbons.

“Elements of the 24th MEU were called into Afghanistan to help with the evacuation,” Onslow County officials said. “A member of the unit, Sgt Nicole Gee, lost her life in an August 26, 2021 bomb attack that also killed 12 others. Tributes to her and the others are along Freedom Way and in the Lejeune Memorial Gardens.”

Onslow County officials said they’re encouraging residents to decorate along Freedom Way and the areas around the base gates to welcome the Marines home. Freedom Way has become synonymous with displaying tributes to returning troops, according to the county.

The county wished other members of the 24th MEU who are still recovering from injuries sustained in the bombing a speedy and full recovery.

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