By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
PUBLISHED: 07:45 EDT, 12 May 2017
Ecstatic toddler runs into his Marine father's arms while a tearful sailor cradles his pregnant wife's baby bump at emotional homecoming reunion after seven months overseas
Elijah Proctor flew to embrace his father Sergeant William, at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California
The 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned after serving in Western Pacific, Middle East, and Horn of Africa
Photos also captured an emotional Lance Corporal Shane McMain embracing his pregnant wife Madison
This is the heart-rending moment Elijah Proctor ran into the arms of his Marine father William when he finally returned home after serving overseas for seven months, at a homecoming reception in CaliforniaElijah Proctor flew to embrace his beaming father Sergeant William, while his mother Lindsey looked on lovingly, at a homecoming reception at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, on Thursday.
Sgt Proctor was among dozens of excited Marines and sailors from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit returning home after serving in the Western Pacific, Middle East, and Horn of Africa.
Sgt Proctor cradled Elijah in his arms as the sweet toddler puckered his lips to give his father a kissTouching photos also captured a tearful Lance Corporal Shane McMain kneeling to embrace his wife Madison, who is pregnant with their first child, and cradle her baby bump.
A tearful Lance Corporal Shane McMain knelt to embrace his wife Madison, who is pregnant with their first child, and cradle her baby bump
Elsewhere, proud mother Teresa Vickers squeezed her eyes shut as she wrapped her arms tightly around her son, Sergeant Nicholas, while Katie Sciutto tenderly kissed her boyfriend Corporal Seth Peaton through tears.
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