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Father of fallen Marine attends homecoming
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina (AP) — John Prazynski stood in the sea of welcome home signs and wondered why he was there.
Prazynski’s son, Lance Cpl. Taylor Prazynski, wasn’t going to be among the 900 Marines from the 3rd Battalion who arrived home Sunday. Taylor Prazynski, 20, was killed May 9 from an insurgent mortar shell…
…As late as last week, Prazynski was thinking about staying home so as not to turn a happy occasion somber for the other Marines and their families. But Taylor Prazynski’s company commander had called and told him that he should be there…
…A woman whose son is in Lima Company ran up to him.
“They’re here,” she said. “They’re here.”
He followed her into the middle of the crowd where a half-dozen Marines were hugging family members. He waited, and then someone told the Marines who he was. One after another, they stepped forward to embrace him.
“Your son lifted us,” said Taylor Prazynski’s squad leader, Sgt. Craig Corsi. “He was an awesome, awesome Marine.”
Prazynski’s soft voice faded with emotion.
“I appreciate you guys, and what you did.”

But who are we going to see on the news tonight?

5 Responses to “Oo-RAH!”

  1. Call it the emotional rollercoaster I’m on due to Paxil withdrawal, but I’m tearing up right now.

  2. Nah, it isn’t the Paxil.
    Semper fi, you.

  3. WunderKraut says:

    I agree with Sharp as a Marble..damn near made me cry.
    I will not even begin to type the things I am feeling about good old Cindy Sheehan….I do not want to ruin the moment.
    Semper Fi indeed.

  4. (Oh yeah, get some!) Those kids are awesome, are they not? Maj. Mike says he actually met the Cpl combat photgrapher who put that film together. What a perfect time to remind everyone that they are all family. Thanks Sharp.

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