The casket of Spc. Christopher D. Horton is removed from a jet at the Oklahoma Air Guard Base on Tuesday. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
Oklahoma Army National Guard Spc. Christopher D. Horton: He was killed Sept. 9 in Afghanistan by small-arms fire.
The hearse containing the casket of Oklahoma National Guard Spc. Christopher D. Horton passes by supporters Tuesday. His mother, Cherie Horton, said her family's "hearts are now with the soldiers who are still there." MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
Jane Horton, the widow of Oklahoma National Guard Spc. Christopher D. Horton, cries at his casket Tuesday at the Oklahoma Air National Guard Base in Tulsa. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
Wendy Hall, whose husband was friends with Spc. Christopher Horton, attends the return of Horton's body Tuesday at the Oklahoma Air National Guard Base in Tulsa. Hall's husband is deployed. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
A jet containing the remains of Spc. Christopher Horton lands Tuesday in Tulsa. "We are so appreciative" of service members' "sacrificial lives," Horton's mother, Cherie Horton, said. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World