Five years ago, this week, three members of the Oklahoma National Guard deployed to Afghanistan were killed when enemy forces attacked their unit with small arms fire.
The three, Sergeant Bret D. Isenhower, 26, of Seminole; Specialist Christopher D. Horton, 26, of Collinsville, and Private First Class Tony J. Potter Jr., 20, of Okmulgee, were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of the Oklahoma National Guard in Tulsa.
Potter was an Okmulgee High School graduate, who joined the National Guard in April 2010.
Sgt. Isenhower graduated from Seminole High School in 2003 and joined the National Guard three years later.
And Spc. Horton graduated from the Missouri Military Academy before enlisting in the Guard in 2008.