Afghanistan Flight Terminal Named For Oklahoma Soldier

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 1:21 am
By: News On 6

A military flight terminal in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been named in honor of an Oklahoma Army National Guard soldier who was killed in action.

The National Guard says the "Hughie Terminal" at New Kabul Compound was dedicated Friday and is named for Sgt. Buddy James Hughie of Poteau.

Hughie, who was known as "Doc" was a medic and a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment when he was killed Feb. 19, 2007, in Afghanistan.

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Members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, attended the dedication ceremony and unveiling of a plaque at the flight terminal.

The military says the 180th is serving in Kabul, Afghanistan as part of the Kabul Security Force, in support of the NATO-led train, advise and assist mission, Operation Resolute Support.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.