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Tulsa teacher gets his marching orders from the US Army

More military reserves are being called up. A teacher at Tulsa’s Whitney Middle School got his orders two weeks ago. And facility and students held a send off for him Tuesday morning.

News on Six reporter Patrina Adger was there and says Lt Colonel Larry Henderson is an Army reservist. He received orders to report to a base in Kansas Wednesday. But the staff and students at Whitney couldn't let him go without saying goodbye.

The band played patriotic songs and the choir sang as Henderson looked on with his parents and his daughters by his side. He received a goodie bag and handmade cards from students to take along with him.

Henderson's been the Junior ROTC Leadership teacher for two years, and one of his students, Nicky Reece, says he never expected this to happen. "I know there are soldiers being deployed overseas and everything but I didn't count on one of them being my teacher but I’m glad he's going there and fighting for us."

Lt Col Larry Henderson, Army Reservist, "some of them are scared for me, some have a lot of fears. I have to calm their fears, everything will work out, everythings under God's control."

Henderson says he could be away anywhere from one to two years. But he says he looks forward to coming back to Whitney Middle School when he returns.
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