Crew of USS Normandy returns home in time for holidays

Posted at 3:40 PM, Dec 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-13 15:42:45-05

Norfolk, Va. - The crew of the USS Normandy made it home for the holidays.

The ship pulled into Naval Station Norfolk Saturday.

The guided-missile cruiser left for an around-the-world deployment back in March.

For many, it was a difficult time spent without loved ones.

"I missed my daughter.  I had been gone for six and a half months.  The rest of the crew, the majority of them, did a nine month stretch and that's commendable.  I don't know if I could've done that missing my little one here," said one sailor.

During its deployment, the Normandy made stops in Greece, Dubai, Singapore and Pearl Harbor.