Sarina Butcher joined the guard in April 2010 and was an automated logistical specialist. She attended Checotah High School and will be promoted posthumously to the rank of specialist. During her 18 months in the guard, Butcher was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Oklahoma Good Conduct Medal.
He was trickster who loved teasing his mother. He liked to jump out and scare me. He would put a piece of tape around the handle on the sprayer next to the kitchen sink, and then aim it so that it would squirt me when I turned on the water. He was really outgoing, everybody loved him. You couldn't have asked for a better child.
She was born May 9, 1972, in the city of Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Central High School in 1990. Lillian served in the U.S. Army (Adjutant General Corps) as an Administrative Specialist from 1990 until 2007. She was stationed in Korea; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Vilseck, Germany; Ft. Sill, OK; and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She attained the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG). She was affectionately known as "Lilly" and with her endearing personality, radiant smile and caring demeanor warmed the hearts of everyone that came in contact with her. At home she was a devoted wife, fantastic mother, and the center of the family. She loved taking care of soldiers and their families and touched so many people no matter where she was in the world.
A 2006 graduate of Weleetka High School, Spc. Dutton graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in November 2006. He graduated in 2007 from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. It is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components. Dutton also learned to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and winch assembly.
Gailey enlisted in the National Guard in June 2004 and subsequently graduated from Caney Valley High School in Ramona in May 2005. He had previously deployed to Iraq in 2007-08 and was a motor vehicle operator. During his seven-year career in the military he received several military awards and decorations including the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and the Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon (5 years).
Ryan was born May 30, 1985 in Marion, Kan., the son of Deborah L. Bezdek and James A. Grady. In Vermont he attended North Country High School as a freshman and Lake Region Union High School as a sophomore. In 2003, he graduated from Thunderbird Military Academy in Oklahoma. Ryan immediately enlisted in the United States Army and began his active duty at Ft. Riley, Kan. He served the Army for three years and received a purple heart for being wounded in action. He later joined the Vermont National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan in Jan. of 2010. He is survived by his six year old daughter, Alexis Joleen Quisenberry, who lives in St. Johnsbury; his father, James A. Grady of West Burke; his mother, Deborah L. Hudacek of Bristow, Okla.; his two brothers and their wives, James and Lisa Grady of Muskogee, Okla. and Kevin and Sheli Grady of St. Johnsbury; a niece, Selena Murphy; three nephews, Dylan, Logan, and Joey Grady; and aunts and uncles.
His favorite superhero growing up was the Incredible Hulk. He was particularly fond of the Hulk's size and strength, and the athletic he was intent on building up his own muscles. When he went into the military and eventually became a Green Beret. He was born and raised in Texas City, Tex. We were really impressed with him, he was over there doing what he felt like he needed to do. And he was very good at it. Kettle was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group based at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was athletic, playing baseball, soccer and football. He expressed interest in the military at a young age, and he used to visit his uncle near the base where he was serving with the Air Force and talk to him about military life.
He dreamed of working as an educator or finding another way to help people when his time in the military ended. He was helping to resupply a school construction project. He was born in Iowa and grew up there and in Oklahoma. He played football and was an honors student at Bethany High School, graduating in 2001. He started out in the Army Reserve before studying at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was a very kind and loving person that was very intelligent with numbers.
He had an infectious smile, at Ardmore High School. He was an outgoing, and you could see the maturity in him; he had grown up quite a bit. He was an astute student who loved history and ran track and cross country. He excelled at drawing and had been offered admission to the San Francisco Art Institute.
He had a passion for shooting guns by the time he was elementary school-age. He grew up in the Oklahoma Panhandle town of Turpin. He played football and graduated from high school there before taking classes at Oklahoma State University.