Oklahoma soldiers return home from Iraq

Monday, July 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A hero’s homecoming Monday for some 200 Oklahoma soldiers, including one from Tulsa.

After six months overseas, members of the Army National Guard are back in the arms of their family and friends. The reunion took place Monday morning in Oklahoma City.

Among those soldiers coming home was Staff Sergeant Darryl Easley of Tulsa. Easley is nearing 50 years old, and is not only a father, but also a grandfather. His homecoming means he'll get to meet grandbaby Morgan for the first time.

Easley has been in the military for 23 years, and his family said he had the opportunity to walk away from the war because he was due to retire.

But instead, he re-upped and now doesn't get out of the military until 2006.