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Seabees return home as new dads

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Seabees who were sent to Afghanistan by President Obama are coming home. The first wave returned in Gulfport late Monday night.

There to greet NMCB 133 were parents, wives, children and several new bundles of joy.

Among the first batch of Seabees to land on the coast late Monday night were 22 fathers who had newborns come into this world during the Afghan mission.

As you might imagine, holding their babies for the first time made this return home an experience the Seabees will never forget.

NMCB 133 spent four and a half months in Afghanistan. The unit was sent there to support President Obama's pledge to beef up America's military presence in the Afghan region. The remaining members of the Running 'Roos begin returning home on Wednesday.

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