As bumpy as Oklahoma State's road has been lately, fortunately for the Cowboys, it still rolls on. OSU was safely in the NCAA Tournament baseball field when it was announced Sunday, and will travel to the Clemson Regional.
The crowd at Fort Sill National Cemetery bow their heads in prayer as Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 751 Chaplain Thom Balmer counts the number of Americans killed in battle over the past 75 years.
Citizens gathered across the Lawton-Fort Sill community on Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, "gave the last full measure of devotion."
Greedy. Self-obsessed. Jaded. Power-obsessed. Influenced by no one  except, of course, the cash-carrying lobbyists and super PACs.
Fort Jefferson was built in the Dry Tortugas, islands lying west of Key West, Fla., as part of a program to protect the Eastern coastline after the War of 1812. Construction began in 1844. Although it was never finished, it supplied the Union fleet during the Civil War, was an immigrant processing center, served as a coaling station during the Spanish-American War and was an auxiliary base for U.S. Navy vessels operating in the Gulf against German submarines during World War II.
Old Fort Jefferson lies 70 miles west of Key West, Fla., totally surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The story behind this amazing feat of military engineering  once known as "The Gibraltar of the Gulf" is an intriguing one.
Ralph Bryant concluded his long career after more than 18 years as deputy manager of the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. Bryant served in 12 different positions in the refuge system before arriving in Southwest Oklahoma nearly two decades ago to assume control of one of the largest refuges in the nation.
Ralph Bryant took a long, winding road to get to his position as the deputy director of Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. "I think I moved and took a new job 12 different times in my career before settling down here," Bryant said. "That's just the way it works when you're in the refuge system."
Master Sgt. Joshua L.Wheeler
In a tiny trailer near the eastern Oklahoma border, Joshua L. Wheeler played a central role in raising his five younger siblings. He'd cook them breakfast, work odd jobs to bring in extra money, and even fasten his little's sister's hair in ponytails before school.
The crowd at Fort Sill National Cemetery bow their heads in prayer as Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 751 Chaplain Thom Balmer counts the number of Americans killed in battle over the past 75 years.
Fort Jefferson was built in the Dry Tortugas, islands lying west of Key West, Fla., as part of a program to protect the Eastern coastline after the War of 1812. Construction began in 1844. Although it was never finished, it supplied the Union fleet during the Civil War, was an immigrant processing center, served as a coaling station during the Spanish-American War and was an auxiliary base for U.S. Navy vessels operating in the Gulf against German submarines during World War II.
Ralph Bryant concluded his long career after more than 18 years as deputy manager of the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. Bryant served in 12 different positions in the refuge system before arriving in Southwest Oklahoma nearly two decades ago to assume control of one of the largest refuges in the nation.
Master Sgt. Joshua L.Wheeler

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