Four Oklahomans to be awarded Bronze Star

Thursday, October 9th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Four Oklahoma Air National Guard members will be awarded the Bronze Star for their work in Afghanistan last year.

Major Jon Scott of Enid; Chief Master Sergeant Gary Channel of Guthrie; Senior Master Sergeant Linda Rossborough of Union City and Tech Sergeant Lance Rogers of Altus will receive the medal.

The Bronze Star is awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement or service in connection with a military operation.

The four are with the 137th Tanker Airlift Control Element and studied and measured airfield to see if they could be used by U-S forces. They came under small arms fire and sometimes worked while Special Forces soldiers exchanged gunfire with Taliban and al-Qaida forces.

Channel and Scott are still deployed overseas and the four will get their medals when all four are back in Oklahoma.