Local & Regional
Fri September 16, 2011
Soldier's Body Returns to Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK –
In a steady rain, a charter jet lands at Tulsa International bearing the body of Private First Class Tony Potter Jr. The 20-year-old from Okmulgee died in a firefight in Afghanistan, and is the youngest Oklahoman killed in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders took part in a ceremony today at the Air Guard base in Tulsa. David Priest is one of those riders. He says they want to show respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
P-F-C Potter's funeral will be held at the First Baptist Church in Okmulgee tomorrow.