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Video: Last Marines come home from Afghanistan

For these Marines the war in Afghanistan is done.

Leathernecks parade home Nov. 10, the birthday of the Marine Corps, after handing off to Afghanistan security forces their area of operations. In the Global War on Terror, Marines have carried the load beyond their numbers.

These Marines from 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, returned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., after their deployment to Afghanistan, The unit is the last Marine infantry unit to depart Afghanistan, and assisted with the turn over of security operations to Afghan National Security Forces.

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.