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VIDEO: Lacey Welcomes Home Marine From War

Kevin Sheehy returned to his Lanoka Harbor home by police and emergency service escort

Lance Cpl. Kevin Sheehy was greeted with a warm welcome on Saturday afternoon.

Police and emergency services escorted Sheehy home while residents, including Mayor Mark Dykoff and Assistant Superintendent Vanessa Clark, stood by with flags and signs. Sheehy, a 2010 graduate, served overseas in Afghanistan since July 2011.

The Lanoka Harbor and Forked River Fire Companies also set up camp with two trucks and an American flag hanging across Haines Street. Sirens sounded as Sheehy popped out of a sunroof holding a flag himself.

When the Lanoka Harbor native returned home, family and friends greeted him with a hug.

"We just get to go from this to this," Sheehy's mom said with a smile and tears as she pointed at a yellow ribbon, which represents a marine overseas, to a 'welcome home' sign.

susan sheehy March 04, 2012 at 10:28 PM
welcome home marine! we are so proud of you! love dad , mom, & sean
paddler March 05, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Thank you for your service to our country, Kevin. USArmy vet.
JJ89 March 05, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Thank you for you service to our country & God Bless
Sherry Badgett March 05, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Semper Fidelis!
Nicole March 05, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Welcome Home Lance Cpl. Kevin Sheehy. Very glad you are safe and home with your family. Thank you for your service.

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