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US Marine welcomed home in West Richland

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. --Sergeant Daniel Sanner  is home after serving five years with the US Marine Corps. He got returned Thursday from Camp Pendleton in California, but got a surprise homecoming party Saturday afternoon at his parents home in West Richland.

Friends, family, neighbors and people came by to say thank you for his services.
Sgt. Sanner served in Japan and South Korea as well as California. He says it's good to be back in the Tri-Cities.

"I was surprised all the people coming here it was great. 
We got to sing "proud To Be An American" and "The Marine" hymn and I was glad to see some veterans here.  There's even World War Two veterans here and that was great.  I got a lot of respect and am really proud of everything that they did," says Sanner.
Sanner is hoping to do three more years in the inactive reserves, and then the reserves for the full 20 years.  He says he's looking for a job in the IT Field.