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Oklahoma Marine Gets Big Welcome Home

An Oklahoma Marine returns home for some R-and-R. Sergeant Robert Morgan is based at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. He is returned home from several tours, but each time his parents have just missed being there to greet him. News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca reports on Tuesday afternoon Kim and Charlie Morgan made sure they were front and center for their son's arrival.

Charlie and Kim Morgan are antsy. They want to do all the things parents do to spoil their kids, but most of all they don't want to miss this homecoming. The first time their son came back from overseas all they received was a phone call saying he would be home in a few hours.

"There was no way we could get from Oklahoma to North Carolina in time, so we missed that," said Sergeant Morgan’s father Charlie Morgan.

The second time their son came home they planned ahead, but again it didn't go as planned.

"The Marines told us a certain time, and so we went to grab some lunch and he called while we were at lunch and said 'hey, we'll be there in five minutes' and we couldn't get back on base and back to where he was coming in at in time," said Morgan. "We're two for two so far, we've missed him both times, so we're not going to miss him this time."

Everything went as planned on Tuesday for Kim and Charlie. Their son, 23-year-old Sergeant Robert Morgan is back home. Now the family plans to spend some time together.

"I want to go to the lake,” Sergeant Robert Morgan said.

“Which lake?” asked News On 6 anchor Omar Villafranca.

“Lake Eufaula,” Sergeant Morgan said.

“Any plans?” Villafranca asked.

“Fish, maybe barbeque a little bit, do nothing," answered the Marine.

Sergeant Morgan will enjoy 10 days at home before he has to report back to base.

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