Oklahoma's fallen service members

Oklahoma's fallen service members.
Oklahoman Modified: August 21, 2011 at 12:35 am •  Published: August 21, 2011

These eight Oklahoma soldiers have died in Afghanistan in the past few weeks.

Army 2nd Lt. Jered W. Ewy, 33, Edmond. Died July 29.

Quote: "He talked a lot about the Afghan people and how he enjoyed helping them, especially the children." — John Ewy, father

Army Spc. Augustus J. Vicari, 22, Broken Arrow. Died July 29.

Quote: "His personality could light up any room. He was an amazing guy." — Holly Vicari, wife

Army Staff Sgt. Kirk A. Owen, 37, Sapulpa. Died Aug. 2.

Quote: "He was an outstanding noncommissioned officer, dedicated to loyally serving his country and fellow soldiers. His loss is being felt across the state, and he will be greatly missed." — Maj. Gen. Myles Deering, Oklahoma's adjutant general

Army Sgt. Anthony Del Mar Peterson, 24, Chelsea. Died Aug. 4.

Quote: "His big smile will live on in our hearts — his spirit, his passion." — The Rev. Rick Van Pay, family friend

Army Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, Stillwater. Died Aug. 11.

Quote: "He was a lot of fun to be around all the time. It was never like being around someone who was cranky. He was always positive." — Caleb Eytcheson, friend

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