US Marine from McAlester takes time out from the war

Friday, January 7th 2005, 6:07 am
By: News On 6

A US Marine is enjoying his time in Oklahoma before he leaves for the war zone for a third time.

Corporal Jason Sanders of McAlester has sacrificed a lot to serve his country. Not only did he leave behind a new wife, but he missed the birth of his son. At 22, he will be a combat veteran three times over.

On his last tour of duty, he was awarded a commendation from the Marine Corps for dragging three fellow Marines out of the line of fire during a grenade attack.

Corporal Sanders says now that he's spent some time getting to know his 5-month old son, leaving on his next tour of duty will be even more difficult.