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6 In the Morning Honors Oklahoma Veteran Derek Roberts

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All week long, News On 6 is sharing stories of veterans nominated to win an $800 mattress set from Bob Mills Furniture. 

6 In The Morning anchors Rich Lenz, LeAnne Taylor and Alan Crone recently joined Bob Mills and Dr. Angie from Bob Mills Furniture to surprise five veterans with a lunch and a gift certificate for a new mattress set.  They were all nominated by someone close to them.

Monday, News On 6 featured Derek Roberts, who served in the Army and National Guard from 2001 to 2012. Roberts was deployed twice, once to Kuwait and a second time to Iraq. Due to his declining health, Roberts was medically discharged from service.    

"I've developed arthritis. So that's really kind of changed my life a lot.  It's made me not be able to work, so I stay at home with the kids, which is good, but it's put a lot of stress on us," said Derek Roberts.  

Roberts has a wife and two kids. He says this gift of a mattress set means a lot to him and his family.

On Tuesday it was Oklahoma National Guard Sergeant Patrick Perry.

11/10/2015: Related Story: 6 In the Morning Honors Oklahoma Veteran Patrick Perry

He and his wife are expecting their fourth child. They lost their home to a fire right before Thanksgiving last year so a new mattress set will be welcome surprise for him.

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