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Layton Family Welcomes Home Marine on Leave

Layton Family Welcomes Home Marine on Leave

Posted - Sep. 17, 2004 at 9:31 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- Over the past few weeks, Utah has solemnly welcomed home from Iraq several fallen Marines killed in the line of duty.

Today, a Layton family joyously celebrated the return of their 19-year old, on leave for a couple weeks.

With the Davis High drum line providing the music, Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen arrived in a stretch limousine.

Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen, United States Marine Corps: "It's great. It's nice to be back in the United States where everything seems to be normal."

reporter: "It's like they wanted to have a huge celebration for you."

Lance Corporal Daniel Vanleeuwen, United States Marine Corps:"Yeah, it's great to be back with all the people that love me. Nice to be home."

Lance Corporal Vanleeuwen says he thinks the situation in Iraq is improving.

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