Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spc. Sarina Butcher first female OK National Guard soldier killed in combat

Not only was Sarina Butcher the first female Oklahoma National Guard soldier killed in combat, she was also the youngest Oklahoma National Guard member to die in either Iraq or Afghanistan. 

Sarina died November 1 when the vehicle she was driving as part of a resupply mission was struck by a roadside bomb in Paktia province in Afghanistan. 

For more, see "Family, friends say goodbye to fallen Checotah soldier."

Image from http://militarytimes.com/valor/army-pfc-sarina-n-butcher/6568041

1 comment:

  1. Sgt Chris Gailey from Ochelata died alongside Spc Butcher on Nov 1. My heart and prayers go out to both families and friends of these two Oklahoma heroes.