Marine comes home to surprise home makeover

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington Marine came home from deployment this morning to a surprise and home makeover.

Friends, family and people from the community lined the streets outside Capt, Murphy's home on Wrightsville Ave. The TV production "Home Again" and volunteers spent months remodeling the backyard while he was gone.

Murphy says he had no idea. He is happy he can spend time in his backyard with his family now because he could not before.

"Being able to do that now is going to be a lot of fun," Murphy said. "To be able to play with my daughter, see my son play in the backyard, sit out here on a sunday morning, drink a cup of coffee and read the newspaper with my wife is going to be awesome."

Capt. Murphy says it's incredible to come home to and see the support.

The executive producers of "Home Again" say they hope a network will air the show and it will become a series.

By the way, producers say the Marine Corps asked them not to use Capt. Murphy's first name due to the nature of his job in the military.

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Glad you could be a part of this special day with us! The Murphy's are thrilled with the renovation and so happy to have Daddy home!!! Thanks again!