Body Of Collinsville Soldier Returns Home Tuesday

Monday, September 19th 2011, 3:28 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The body of Specialist Christopher Horton will arrive in Tulsa at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The dignified transfer will take place at the Tulsa National Guard Base.

Horton was one of three soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team killed in a firefight Friday, September 9 in Paktia Afghanistan.

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Spc. Horton graduated from the Missouri Military Academy before enlisting in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 2008. He attended basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, to become an infantryman and was sniper qualified.

This was his first deployment.

His wife, Jane, lives in Collinsville.