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How Forsyth County welcomed one Marine home from deployment
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Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling is greeted by family after returning from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren

Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling has been deployed to the Middle East twice, but on Saturday he received a special welcome home in time for the holidays.

McFarling was surprised by friends and family Saturday, Dec. 21, at Beaver Toyota with a healthy dose of red, white and blue pageantry along with music.

McFarling graduated from North Forsyth High School where he participated in the school’s JROTC program.

He has been twice been deployed with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, an infantry battalion based out of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, also known as Twentynine Palms, in California.

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Friends and family greet Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling after his return from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Friends and family greet Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling after his return from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Friends and family greet Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling after his return from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling is greeted by family after returning from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren
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Marine Sgt. Chase McFarling is greeted by family after returning from deployment Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Beaver Toyota. - photo by Ben Hendren