Soldiers From 45th Infantry Return To Oklahoma Soil - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Soldiers From 45th Infantry Return To Oklahoma Soil

Posted: Updated:
Members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are pictured in Oklahoma City Saturday. Members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are pictured in Oklahoma City Saturday.
Family members and others wait to greet the troops at the Army Aviation hanger at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base. Family members and others wait to greet the troops at the Army Aviation hanger at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Members of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team arrived back home to the waiting arms of their loved ones Saturday in Oklahoma City.

It's the fifth group returning from Afghanistan as the Oklahoma National Guard team is demobilized in stages.

The soldiers arrived at the Army Aviation hanger at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base Saturday morning. Friends and family were on hand for the homecoming celebration.

3/2/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Military Families Wait For Return Of 45th Infantry Soldiers

The soldiers are returning from a mission that claimed the lives of several soldiers – a mission that took them into some of the most hostile regions of Afghanistan.

Nearly 2,200 Oklahoma Army National Guardsmen from the 45th deployed to Afghanistan in June. An additional 800 members deployed to Kuwait and are also being de-mobilized.

Pay tribute to Oklahoma's Fallen Heroes

Fallen soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team:

Sgt. Mycal L. Prince of Minco

Specialist Joshua Seals of Porter 

1st L. Damon Leehan of Moore

Spc. Jordan Morris of Stillwater

Lt. Joe L. Cunningham of Kingston

2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy of Edmond

 Private 1st Class Augustus J. Vicari of Broken Arrow

 Sgt. Anthony Del Mar Peterson of Chelsea

 Staff Sgt. Kirk Owen of Sapulpa

Sgt. Bret Isenhower of Seminole

Spc. Francisco J. Briseno-Alvarez Jr.

Specialist Christopher D. Horton of Collinsville

Private First Class Tony J. Potter Jr. of Okmulgee

Specialist Chris Gailey of Ochelata

Private First Class Sarina Butcher of Checotah

News On 6 reporter Grant Sloan was in Oklahoma City for the homecoming. Keep checking back to NewsOn6.com updates to this story and watch the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.