While some members of the Oklahoma National Guard are headed to Iraq, others are returning home

Monday, November 24th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

About 600 members of Oklahoma's National Guard 120th Engineer Battalion prepared over the weekend for deployment to Iraq.

And one Bragg’s family is sending off four of its members to duty. First Sergeant Ronnie Titsworth and his three sons are all in the same unit.

Kevin, Gary and Ronnie Lee say they have always looked up to their father and want to back the US. First Sergeant Titsworth feels his sons will be good support for him. Specialist Ronnie Lee Titsworth, Oklahoma National Guard, "It's helpful knowing I have support other than the other soldiers around. I know if I have any trouble I have people to go to.”

First Sergeant Titsworth has been in the army for almost 40 years. The Titsworth’s all leave behind wives and children.

And while their family is preparing to say good-bye, hundreds of Oklahoma soldiers are coming home. About 220 soldiers from the Sixth Battalion, 27th Field Artillery returned to Fort Sill Saturday from Iraq.