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Children wave to the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson as it pulls into its home port at the North Island Naval Air Station.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Petty Officer Adam Arwood is greeted by his wife Brandy after the Carl Vinson pulled into its home port.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Families wave and cheer at the sailors aboard the aircraft carrier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Machinist's mate Brandon Thompson holds his new son Braylon for the first time.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Sailors with flags disembark from the Carl Vinson. The ship returned to North Island Naval Air Station after a seven-month deployment on which its duties included the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Families hold signs to welcome loved ones aboard the Carl Vinson. The aircraft carrier is named for a Georgia congressman who served in the House from 1914 to 1965.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The aircraft carrier Carl Vinson sails through San Diego Bay.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Sailors line the deck of the aircraft carrier.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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Aircraft carrier that buried body of Bin Laden at sea returns to port in San Diego Bay

The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier that buried the body of Osama bin Laden at sea has returned to its home port in San Diego Bay.

The Carl Vinson docked Wednesday morning.

A crowd of family members turned out to wave welcome-home signs to sailors and Marines lining the deck.

The Carl Vinson was in the North Arabian Sea last month when it received a Navy SEAL team carrying the body of the man behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The body was placed in a weighted bag, an officer made religious remarks, and it was dropped into the sea.

– Associated Press

Read Los Angeles Times staff writer Tony Perry’s story: Aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden returns to San Diego

4 Comments

  1. June 15, 2011, 1:37 pm

    Excellent photos.

    Welcome home sailors and kudos on a job well done!

  2. June 15, 2011, 5:15 pm

    Congrats!!!!!

    By: grg
  3. June 16, 2011, 7:32 am

    WELCOME HOME!!!

    THANK YOU ;))))))

    By: nualfaro@yahoo.com
  4. July 14, 2011, 8:01 am

    Good riddance to a big evil insect. Well done.

    By: paupaula

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