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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-02-12 08:04 AM
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They need only a few good men.
Mar 2, 6:20 AM EST

Homecoming Marine wanted to show partner his love

By AUDREY McAVOY
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) -- Sgt. Brandon Morgan didn't expect to become a global phenomenon when he kissed his partner upon returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.


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"I'm so honored to be part of something that people have fought so hard for in Congress, the White House and the military. But when it comes down to it, we didn't intend for this go to worldwide. We were just happy to be together," Morgan said in a telephone interview Thursday.

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"We all know this will die down and become the norm. It is the norm - everyone is allowed, no matter who you are, to have a homecoming now," he said.


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Feedback from fellow Marines has been positive too, Morgan said, though he has some regret for jumping on Wells. He called that "excess amount of public display of affection." His superiors have talked to him about it, he said, and he agrees he went a little too far. The Marines have rules, even at homecomings, he said.

"I love him so much. It was my chance to show him how much I love him openly. But then again, I'm still a Marine," he said.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MARINE_KISS?S...

OMG! A member of the military, willing to die for his or her country, kissed a loved one upon returning home.

Great story, except for what I highlighted and an even greater pic accompanies the story.

I would like to know the last time a Marine and his or her partner of a different gender got dressed down for a homecoming embrace, no matter what form it took.



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