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March 1, 1991 | RAY TESSLER and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The giddy certainty of victory sank in Thursday, turning fears of death and loneliness into visions of parades for returning Marines, joyous family reunions and economic normalcy for this community. A city that virtually went to war along with the roughly 30,000 Marines and reservists from neighboring Camp Pendleton, home of the 1st Marine Division, is preparing a welcome. "We're gearing up and are ready and willing to celebrate and welcome our friends back," said Mayor Larry Bagley.
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April 28, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 80,000 cheering spectators lined downtown streets Saturday as rows of young U.S. Marines paraded by, sparking emotional scenes during the West Coast's largest homecoming celebration since the Persian Gulf War ended. The parade saluted troops who fought against Iraq and also was a belated gesture to the graying veterans of Vietnam who long ago came home to silence and scorn. "I was emotional, I was marching, and wow, everybody's cheering me on," said Gulf veteran Sgt.
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April 28, 1991 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 80,000 cheering spectators lined downtown streets Saturday as rows of young U.S. Marines paraded by, sparking emotional scenes during the West Coast's largest homecoming celebration since the Persian Gulf War ended. The parade saluted troops who fought against Iraq and also was a belated gesture to the graying veterans of Vietnam who long ago came home to silence and scorn. "I was emotional, I was marching, and wow, everybody's cheering me on," said Gulf veteran Sgt.
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March 1, 1991 | RAY TESSLER and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The giddy certainty of victory sank in Thursday, turning fears of death and loneliness into visions of parades for returning Marines, joyous family reunions and economic normalcy for this community. A city that virtually went to war along with the roughly 30,000 Marines and reservists from neighboring Camp Pendleton, home of the 1st Marine Division, is preparing a welcome. "We're gearing up and are ready and willing to celebrate and welcome our friends back," said Mayor Larry Bagley.
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