Welcoming Home 1/6 Marines
It was a bittersweet homecoming for some U.S. Marines this morning. Members of the Alpha company 1/6 arrived back on base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina...but without one of their men.
19 year-old Philip Clark, from Gainesville, died May 18 in Afghanistan. Clark's family was planning on making the trip to welcome home their son, but their plans changed when clark came home early.
The marines spent seven months overseas, and are now finally able to mourn his death.
"This was the day we were supposed to be up there, seeing him, giving him a welcome home hug," said Philip's father, Mike Clark.
Next Friday, Clark's family will be attending a memorial service, on the marine corps base in Camp Lejeune, NC.
Tomorrow night, Clark says, Nancy Grace will be featuring Philip on her show, which airs at 8 and 10 PM on CNN.
- Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
- Welcome Home Chili!
- Ocala Welcomes Troops Home
- Marine Arrives Home from Mexican Jail
- Retired Marine Sergeant Back Home in Florida
- Family Speaks About Marine's Death
- Chiefland Marine
- Hunter Marine Business Troubles
- Two North Central Florida Families Have Their Fallen Marines Memorialized
- Marine Corps 238th Birthday Ball