Tell Them We’re Home

When the crew and family readiness group of the dock landing ship Oak Hill sold raffle tickets for the first kiss at homecoming, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50. Since that is fewer than many people buy, Gaeta never guessed she win the kiss. But she did, and when the Oak Hill docked in Virginia Beach after nearly three months training with military allies in Central America, Gaeta’s girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the bow.

This is the first time the happily reunited couple has been gay. The women kissed and the crowd cheered.

Don’t ask. Just tell them we’re home.

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