Fort Wayne Marine Comes Home

By Rachel Martin

July 31, 2011 Updated Jul 31, 2011 at 7:48 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – After serving in Afghanistan for seven months, a local Marine is home for two weeks.

If you drive by the Taylor’s house, one thing is obvious—Marines live there.

“It feels really good and we're very proud of the boys,” Terry Taylor, Sr. said about his two sons, who are both in the Marine Corps.

One of them, Christopher Taylor, 20 of the 3/9 H&S Company stationed in Lejeune, N.C., is home for two weeks. His brother, Terry Taylor, Jr. (TJ) of the 3/10 Lima Company also stationed in Lejeune, is still away at service.

Chris said “it feels good” to be home. Terry and his wife, Lori, said they were excited when they found out one of their boys was returning home. They decided to through him a Homecoming Open House Sunday.

“[We’re] very proud of what he has done,” Terry said.

For the past seven months, Chris has been in Afghanistan, serving as a Field Radio Operator. He said he is making the most of his time home by spending time with his family and friends.

Chris is scheduled to leave August 5, and Terry says he has mixed feelings about his son leaving so soon.

“You're proud that they're serving our country, and that they're doing what they signed up to do. So you have that pride, you have that anxiety, that fear, and you live with that everyday,” Terry said.

Part of the reason the Taylors threw a Homecoming party is to show how much they appreciate what their son, and every other soldier, does everyday.

“There's a lot of Marines and military from Fort Wayne that are the unsung heroes that go unrecognized,” Terry said.

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