Marines Welcomed with Open Arms

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee - May 25, 2012 - 12:35am

Two families, who live almost at either end of the state of Florida came together to experience one thing. The return of their sons.

"We're waiting for Corporal Darius Monte Evans," said Patricia Evans.

The two Marines came home with a busload of fellow marines after serving seven months in Yemen.

"I am going to give him a big hug and a big kiss and I'm going to tell him welcome home, I'm going to tell him welcome home and how we missed him and how proud we are of him, " said Evans.

And Stephen Cook said he couldn't wait to see his brother, Sergeant Austin Cook.

The families waited for about two hours and when the bus finally rolled in, they disappeared into the crowd of anxious loved ones.

The Marines jumped off the bus, grabbed their gear and marched right into the open arms of their family and friends.

One Marine said this week he and his wife will celebrate their six year wedding anniversary so this homecoming came just in time.

As for Patricia Evans, she was more than overjoyed to see her son, she jumped right into his arms when she saw him. And the family of Sergeant Austin Cook were all smiles when they embraced him after months of being apart.

And when we asked her son what he's looking forward to the most about being home Corporal Darius Evans said, "I want steak and a beer."

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  • by CplH on May 25, 2012 at 08:02 AM
    I had the privilage of being the admin for these fine group of Marines. I am so proud of them, i saw on facebook they were coming home. Good job guys, i will forever be in your corner! - Semper Fi CplH
  • by Vic on May 25, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    I am glad to see you all back home safely. God Bless and Thank You for your service.
  • by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 at 07:31 AM
    this is awesome! welcome home! thanks for all you do!
  • by Sandi on May 25, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    Welcome home and I am glad you came home safely! Thank you for putting your life on the the line and thank you for everything you have done for your country!
  • by Michelle H. Location: Georgia on May 25, 2012 at 03:11 AM
    Welcome Home to all of you. Thank you all for everything y'all have done.
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