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Marines, Traveling for Days, Given Amazing Welcome at Chicago Airport

Rodrigo Mejia

Within an hour's notice of their arrival at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, 74-year-old USO volunteer John Colas got to work preparing for 13 travel-weary Marines headed home from Afghanistan. The phone calls were made and when the Marines landed, they were met by cheering firefighters, police officers, USO members, and a water salute shot over their plane. When they boarded their last flight, they were then given first-class seats--seven of which were offered by passengers.

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