New dads are among Oklahoman Guard members returning from Afghanistan

Nearly 30 soldiers from the Oklahoma National Guard returned Thursday from a deployment to Afghanistan. Several became fathers during their deployment.

BY BRYAN DEAN Published: January 13, 2012
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NORMAN — Less than five seconds after he was dismissed by his commander, Spc. A.J. Carter was holding his 2-week-old son, Braden, in his arms.

Carter, of Okmulgee, was among 29 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who returned Thursday from Afghanistan. Family and friends welcomed them home during a ceremony at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center.

They were able to...

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