Akron's Marines will begin to arrive home Friday after several months at war in Afghanistan.
Their arrival couldn't make a local prayer group happier.
''That is wonderful they are coming home,'' said Marylee Cromley, a member of a prayer group from the Akron Baptist Temple. The group made tiny prayer squares, sent care packages and prayed for about 100 Marine reservists from the Weapons Company since the Marines left Ohio last spring.
No Marines with Weapons Company were killed during this deployment.