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Stretch Of Highway 169 Dedicated In Honor Of Fallen Collinsville Soldier

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Army Specialist Christopher Horton was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of the Oklahoma National Guard in Tulsa. Army Specialist Christopher Horton was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of the Oklahoma National Guard in Tulsa.
Jane Horton expressed her gratitude for the honor to her late husband at the ceremony Thursday. Jane Horton expressed her gratitude for the honor to her late husband at the ceremony Thursday.
Oklahoma State Senator Rick Brinkley and Jane Horton embrace at the dedication ceremony Thursday. Oklahoma State Senator Rick Brinkley and Jane Horton embrace at the dedication ceremony Thursday.
OWASSO, Oklahoma -

The city of Owasso honored the life of a fallen soldier with a highway dedication Thursday.

A stretch of Highway 169 in Owasso was dedicated in honor of Army Specialist Christopher Horton.

The Collinsville soldier was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan one year ago, just one week before his 27th birthday.

9/5/2012 Related Story: Highway To Be Dedicated In Honor Of Collinsville Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Thursday's dedication answers a prayer Horton's wife made after his death.

"She looked at me and said, ‘I just have to make sure his sacrifice was worth it,' and that has stuck with me almost every day of my life since this time," said state Senator Rick Brinkley.

Jane Horton, the soldier's widow, said, "I wish he could be here to experience just a little bit of this honor and a little bit of this glory."

Specialist Horton is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

9/11/2011 Related Story: Three Oklahoma Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

 

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