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Happy tears: USS Iwo Jima returns to Naval Station Mayport

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Donald King
The USS Iwo Jima

The crew aboard the USS Iwo Jima returned home Monday to Naval Station Mayport following a seven-month deployment.

Everyone had cameras rolling and watched through happy tears, all while counting down the seconds until their loved ones touched solid ground.

There were memorable moments -- one right after another, including a mother who rushed toward her husband, holding onto one child as two more of their children ran up on her right. Each delivered the biggest hugs to their father.

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