While Petty Officer Third Class Anthony Marsiglia is off to sea helping protect the nation his family is entrenched in a fight of its own against their homeowner's association.
The Louisiana family recently received a letter from the HOA's attorney asking them to take down a banner they've put up in anticipation of the sailor's long awaited homecoming.
The family put up a small sign to hang outside their home in the Lafayette subdivision, announcing Marsiglia's return.
KATC reports that the family was then asked to take down the sign because it allegedly violated HOA rules. An HOA attorney refused to comment other than to say that the family could keep the sign up two weeks before Marsiglia arrived and two weeks after his arrival.
The station reports the HOA rules do state that a banner can only measure 24-by-36 inches, but does not give a time limit on how long a sign can be displayed.
The family's sign meets the size limit.
Marsiglia's mother Judi Pellegran is both confused and angry about why they may have received the notice, "I'm just not quite understanding why it can't stay up and they haven't been able to explain that to me either - He's left his daughter. This is how she keeps him in her heart everyday" said Pellegran.
Marsiglia is deployed on the U.S.S. Enterprise and is due home in the next few weeks.