Tulsa Marine welcomed home by family

Thursday, June 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Green Country family celebrates the homecoming of their US Marine back from the war.

Corporal Travis Austin got a first hug from his mom. He came back from Iraq to Camp Lejeune this past week and now is finally home. He was in Iraq for about three months and even celebrated his 21st birthday while over there.

Cpl Travis Austin, "I think I actually cleaned a fifty caliber machine gun on my birthday and one of my buddies gave me a coco beverage powder out of an MRE package. That's about all the birthday cake I had, but we made the best of it."

Austin says coming home feels better than graduating from boot camp and all his other schools. He says that he would do it all over again.