Marine returns from the Philippines

The Clermont County Commissioners welcomed home a soldier in the war on terror last week. Marine Sgt. Ryan Jones recently returned from deployment to the Philippines.

Jones served six months in the Philippines as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. As Commissioner Bob Proud pointed out, the Philippines is not an area of the world usually associated with terrorists.

“It doesn’t get a lot of publicity, but there is stuff going on there,” Jones said. “Two Marines were killed in September by an IED blast right before I got there.”