It was an emotional homecoming on Wednesday for three local Marines returning home for the holidays. Jared Wagner, Nick Meeks and Derreck French got a big welcome back at the Evansville Airport. Friends, family and the Patriot Guard were all there to greet them. This homecoming is particularly special. Their battalion was among the first to return from Iraq with all members alive. Two of the men are Reitz High School grads and say theyve been best friends since middle school. The men will be home for about three weeks then will head back to serve mid-January.