A Marine from the 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion (AA BN), 1ST Marine Division (1MARDIV), Las Pulgas (43 Area), Camp Pendleton, California, gives his little girl a hug while his wife and family members welcome him home during his homecoming from Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein