Oklahoma soldiers react to Saddam's capture

Monday, December 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lawton-AP) -- Oklahoma soldiers say Saddam Hussein's capture will probably decrease tension in Iraq, but the Iraqi dictator's capture probably won't bring troops home soon.

Fort Sill Specialist Frederick Flores says Saddam's capture is a relief.

Flores is home on leave and says his platoon sergeant and a driver in bombings near Tikrit, where Saddam was found in an underground hideout. He returns to Irag on December 28th.

In Muskogee, Kim Epperson sat glued to her television after learning Saddam had been captured.

With one son in Iraq and another preparing to go, she has a lot at stake in the war against terrorism.

But Epperson says the fight isn't over. She says troops will still be in Iraq and will still need support from families in the United States.