A Gathering Place for Tulsa lived up to its name Tuesday night as hundreds of people packed into Tulsa Community College's Center for Creativity for the unveiling of the park's Phase 1 design.
Head coach Mike Gundy received the biggest bump, from $3.275 million to $3.45 million.
The 2013 Paris Air Show yielded a new aerospace manufacturer for Grove, where Australian firm Ferra Engineering will expand with a new 20-person facility.
There's no doubt that Tulsans consider public safety to be a top priority.
Hagar: "He’s put together a h--- of a concert lineup to help raise funds for the brave and resilient people of Oklahoma. My job is going to be to help them take their minds off their problems and have some much needed, good old-fashioned fun."
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29 years old
Killed on 9/11/2001
Days after completing work for a bachelorâ€™s degree from the University of Maryland, he was killed on the 106th floor of the World Trade Centerâ€™s north tower.
31 years old
from Oklahoma City
He overcame teenage substance abuse to become a Fulbright scholar and bond investor in New York.
34 years old
Assigned to the Pentagon, he was a member of the Naval Ceremonial Guard and helped lay to rest those who died aboard the U.S.S. Cole.
24 years old
Nicknamed â€œSunny,â€ she was known for sending upbeat emails and keeping a stocked candy dish on her desk at the Pentagon.
33 years old
An avid basketball player, he was assistant to the Secretary of the Army at the Pentagon.
38 years old
He died in the north tower of the World Trade Center, where he worked as vice president of eSpeed International.
43 years old
Just before the south tower of the World Trade Center was hit, he called his parents to assure them of his safety.
from Broken Arrow
Killed on 3/24/2003
Blair is credited for saving the lives of nine wounded Marines.
36 years old
Killed on 4/3/2003
Rehn left behind a 7-month-old daughter.
19 years old
Killed on 4/24/2003
He was in basic training just a month after his May 2002 graduation from Antlers High School, where he was a standout tennis player and known for occasional classroom pranks.
27 years old
Killed on 5/19/2003
Whiteâ€™s daughter just celebrated her first birthday shortly before his death.
21 years old
Killed on 6/6/2003
Bollingerâ€™s battalion was working on a 120-foot gap in the bridge over the Tigris River.
Killed on 7/26/2003
Barnes died while guarding a children's hospital in Baqouba.
18 years old
Killed on 8/12/2003
Parker followed his father and grandfather into the Army, believing it to be more a moral obligation than family tradition.
Killed on 8/13/2003
â€œHis heart really went out to the children in Iraq because it made him think of how fortunate his own children were not to have this in their backyard,â€ his wife, Laniece said.
Killed on 8/23/2003
Scott married his high school sweetheart.
20 years old
Killed on 10/2/2003
McGaugh saw the Army as a way to gain an education.
25 years old
Killed on 10/22/2003
Ward died in Baghdad a little over a week before he was due to return to the Tulsa area.
Killed on 11/2/2003
Erma Pennanen received a birthday letter from her son one day before he was killed.
Killed on 1/27/2004
Jamesâ€™ son, Bradley, was 6 months old at the time of his death.
Killed on 1/29/2004
Seitsinger was involved in efforts to find weapons caches along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Killed on 3/9/2004
Holland also drafted part of Iraq's interim constitution, insisting that it include a provision that will give women one out of four seats in the country's new legislature.
32 years old
Killed on 4/11/2004
Colton was a successful cross country runner who won medals at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City.
Killed on 4/30/2004
Vincent extended his service time by five months so he could go back to Iraq voluntarily in February of 2004 for a second tour in the combat zone.
28 years old
from Fort Gibson
Killed on 5/3/2004
Petty's brother, Kyle Petty, said that while growing up in eastern Oklahoma, Eric Petty knew he wanted to be a soldier.
Killed on 5/5/2004
Marshall had spoken to his mother by phone only hours before his death.
Killed on 5/11/2004
Brinlee, who had an interest in carpentry, helped install the floor in his high school's new gymnasium.
23 years old
Killed on 7/8/2004
The main reason Sonny Sampler gave for joining the Army was so he could save money and help his family.
from Nicoma Park
Killed on 8/4/2004
Nice was a fourth-generation veteran.
30 years old
Killed on 8/12/2004
Galvan died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash.
Killed on 8/21/2004
Washalanta was scheduled to come home in September 2004.
Killed on 9/5/2004
Boria was an organ donor, and his kidneys were made available for other patients at the Hamad General Hospital in Doha. Arrangements were made to fly his heart to Saudia Arabia.
Killed on 9/6/2004
He joined the marines to make his father proud.
Killed on 11/6/2004
Hammond â€œreally loved his nephews, and he had two nieces -- one was born today -- that he hadn't seen," his brother said.
Killed on 11/24/2004
Winkler is survived by his parents, Steven and Lenora Winkler, and his sister, Breynna Winkler.
Killed on 11/27/2004
Grogan, who left behind a wife and two children, was described as trustworthy and stable.
Killed on 11/28/2004
Lee was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.
Killed on 12/12/2004
Blazerâ€™s father was a Vietnam veteran.
Killed on 1/6/2005
Davis was assigned to 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Killed on 1/28/2005
Rymer saw his newborn daughter during a two-week furlough in November of 2004.
from Broken Bow
Killed on 2/1/2005
Hendrickson was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment of Fort Hood's 1st Cavalry Division.
Killed on 2/8/2005
Henthorn was assigned to the 24th Transportation Company and was in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Killed on 2/16/2005
Hendrix led a 25-man squad that acted as a decoy so Marine units in the field could identify and knock out rebel strongholds.
22 years old
Killed on 2/25/2005
Brewerâ€™s father, Jeffrey Brewer, said that his son had telephoned him about three weeks before his death and said, "If I don't see you again, I want you to know that I love you."
45 years old
Killed on 6/5/2005
Westhusing's family said he volunteered for service in Iraq, where he was helping train the Iraqi army and working in a counterterrorism and special operations unit.
Killed on 6/27/2005
Shephard was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Killed on 7/15/2005
Hartley was a 2002 graduate of Newkirk High School, where he played football and basketball.
26 years old
Killed on 8/1/2005
Castleberryâ€™s mother and father, Deborah and Roger Dale Castleberry Sr., live in Durant, Okla.
Graham was remembered as a hard worker, who learned responsibility at a young age after becoming a father at 15.
57 years old
Killed on 8/23/2005
Dawes worked in Kosovo several years ago as a peacekeeper under a United Nations contract. He also served in Vietnam as a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.
Killed on 9/30/2005
A thrill-seeker since his youth, he parachuted into Iraq in March 2003 with 173rd Airborne, participating in the largest combat jump since World War II.
Killed on 10/4/2005
Joplin took special pleasure in working on a vintage aircraft of the type his grandfather piloted during World War II.
Killed on 10/10/2005
Sneed loved to play and watch football with his two sons.
Killed on 10/31/2005
David Martin's three brothers each delivered a brief speech, remembering their sibling as a prankster who loved being a soldier and serving his country.
Killed on 11/15/2005
Grigg was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and a good conduct medal, which the military presented to his father, Barney Grigg, during his funeral.
Killed on 11/16/2005
Ware entered the Marines within days of his high school graduation in May 2003.
Rogers' military awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal, among others.
Killed on 12/28/2005
He "would never ask any man to do anything that he wasn't willing to do himself," his mother said.
Killed on 1/22/2006
Norton was described as an avid hunter and fisherman, and was known by friends as "the great Alaskan hunter."
Killed on 1/23/2006
Chase was the kind of soldier who inspired Iraqi citizens to wave and smile at him on patrol, his mother said.
Killed on 2/25/2006
Powers died within three weeks of his arrival in the country.
Killed on 2/26/2006
A cut-up at church and school, Pearce was known for disarming those around him, friends said.
Killed on 5/4/2006
Quinton was remembered for his bright smile and unreserved devotion to his wife and daughter.
Killed on 5/14/2006
Yearby was an American Indian dancer in powwow competitions and wore two long braids until he woke one morning and told his mother he had to join the Marines.
Killed on 5/18/2006
"Every time he'd leave, he'd say: 'Glad you got to see me.' That was his trademark line, and we'd always laugh," Hollandâ€™s sister said.
Killed on 6/5/2006
Pam Smith of Tulsa, said her nephew firmly believed in what he died for, "and that makes me very proud of him."
Killed on 7/2/2006
Noyes played football and baseball in high school, his mother said, and described him as being highly dedicated to anything he undertook.
Killed on 8/4/2006
"You were my hero long before you joined the military," Carol Storey Inherst wrote in remembrance of her son.
Killed on 9/4/2006
Shoemaker was remembered as self-confident with a good sense of humor.
from Ponca City
Killed on 9/6/2006
Carrollâ€™s said her son joined the military for its educational opportunities.
Killed on 9/14/2006
Williams volunteered for dangerous duty on raids rather than sit and wait for battle, despite being wounded only a few months before his death.
54 years old
from Boise City
Killed on 10/4/2006
The Vietnam veteran and East Central University graduate died while working with a private security company.
Killed on 10/31/2006
He died in an explosion at a military base in Tikrit, Iraq.
Killed on 12/22/2006
Sheppard had only nine months left to serve, and news of his death devastated his four brothers, two of whom also are in the military, his mother said.
46 years old
Killed on 1/20/2007
Allgood was an avid University of Oklahoma sports fan.
Killed on 2/19/2007
"This was a soldier who cared more about others than he did himself," said Brig. Gen. Myles L. Deering, the commander of the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade.
Killed on 3/24/2007
Roberts loved working with children and hoped to become a missionary.
Killed on 3/31/2007
Flores had dreamed of being in the Army since he was 5 years old.
Killed on 4/6/2007
Dallam was killed days before he was to come home on leave.
Killed on 6/21/2007
"He was always the clown. He loved to laugh and wanted everyone else around him to laugh," said his mother, Valorie Sanchez.
Wood received an acceptance from the University of Central Oklahoma at Edmond shortly before his death.
He was proud to be an American Indian and member of the U.S. Army, Dickson said.
Killed on 6/23/2007
Calhoun was to have returned home in July.
Killed on 7/5/2007
The 21-year-old had asked his brother to look after their parents and not to forget him if he died.
Killed on 8/4/2007
"When 9/11 happened, he was 15, and he said, 'If I were old enough to serve, I would,' " his mother recalled.
Killed on 8/11/2007
Scates was apprehensive of going back to Iraq, but told his mother it was his duty to return because "it's my job."
Killed on 8/12/2007
Joel Kettle said his nephew was a stand-up young man who loved the outdoors and anything competitive.
Killed on 9/6/2007
Scripsickâ€™s brother said Scripsick was determined to serve his country and no one would have been able to talk him out of it, anyway.
Killed on 9/25/2007
Glenda Brown said her son's birthday was coming up on Oct. 12, and the family had just sent him a birthday package the day he was killed.
Killed on 10/6/2007
Quinn and his wife were expecting a baby at the time of his death.
Killed on 10/30/2007
Dyeing his hair blue on the eve of church camp became a yearly tradition for Carver. As people got to know him, he went home having made friends with everyone.
Killed on 2/24/2008
Phillips loved history, running and art, and had been offered admission to the San Francisco Art Institute. He bypassed art school to join the Army.
Killed on 3/10/2008
ard's grandfather, Mose ard Jr., described Torre as the "finest young man in the world."
Killed on 3/23/2008
Hake volunteered for duty in Iraq after enlisting when he graduated from high school.
Killed on 4/12/2008
A memorial statement said Allmon was a â€œproud soldier . . . who was constantly joking and making everyone laugh.â€
Killed on 4/17/2008
Brown was killed by a burst of small-arms fire while trying to capture an al-Qaida leader in an Iraq town.
41 years old
Killed on 6/3/2008
Hagerty received several honors, among them two Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal and two Army Commendation Medals.
Killed on 6/24/2008
"There wasn't anything you could ask him to do for this community that he wasn't on the front lines to try to help," said Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher.
Killed on 9/17/2008
"He always wanted a little bit more. He expanded from just the engines to learning the aircraft. He got that knowledge, he got that step down, and from beyond that he wanted to become crew member. That was one of his goals," said Maj. Pete Barger.
Thompson was a hunter and fisherman who graduated from Kingston High School in 2003.
37 years old
Dustin Rudolf, the brother of Rudolf, said his brother was a dedicated father, husband and soldier who comes from a long line of servicemen in the Rudolf family.
Killed on 9/18/2008
He was described by his family as a fun-loving country boy who was â€œmilitary all the way.â€
Killed on 12/20/2008
Eric Hinkefent said his son enlisted, and turned down all of his bonus money in exchange for a â€œfront-row seat in a faraway place as an infantryman.â€
Killed on 12/24/2008
He joined the Army when he was 17 and did his basic training at Fort Sill. More than anything, he wanted to fight in Iraq.
Killed on 2/14/2009
"I am so proud of my son. Stephen became a man the day he joined. This young man changed overnight," his father, Philip Thompson said.
Killed on 2/24/2009
Patch first went to Afghanistan with the Oklahoma National Guard from June 2006 until May 2007.
from Del City
Killed on 3/16/2009
Moore "loved the military, loved being a MP, and he loved knowing he was protecting our country," a friend said.
Killed on 7/6/2009
"He was very patriotic," said Henryetta High School football coach Kenny Speer. "He loved his country and was willing to fight for it, and give it 110 percent."
Killed on 7/20/2009
He cared deeply for his family, including his 9-year-old daughter, and two sons ages 8 and 3.
Killed on 7/30/2009
Stroud and his wife were expecting a baby girl.
Killed on 9/14/2009
Wright attended OU on a track scholarship and joined the military after graduation.
Killed on 1/3/2010
Dion died in Ashoque when insurgents attacked his unit with improvised explosives and small-arms fire, according to a military news release.
39 years old
Killed on 1/29/2010
He died of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations in Wardak province.
Killed on 3/1/2010
He was described by family as an easygoing young man, who joined the Army out of a sense of patriotism and a desire to climb the military ladder.
Killed on 5/28/2010
At 17, Harding had been the youngest in basic training and in his unit.
Killed on 6/7/2010
Jirtle was a member of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky.
Killed on 6/21/2010
Looney was posthumously promoted to sergeant.
Killed on 7/20/2010
He was working as a civilian firearms instructor in Mazar-e-Sharif, near Kabul.
Killed on 8/31/2010
He served three tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan.
Killed on 11/4/2010
McCluskey's mother said he wanted to pursue his education after the military, and his dream was to become a school wrestling coach.
Killed on 3/16/2011
Tompkins was promoted posthumously to staff sergeant.
Killed on 6/26/2011
Johnson had been in Iraq only 3 1/2 weeks when he was killed in a small town north of Baghdad.
Killed on 6/29/2011
Friends of Ewy remembered the former gymnastics coach as a warm and friendly man who instilled discipline as he taught.
Killed on 7/29/2011
He was headed back to base when a bomb detonated.
Killed on 8/2/2011
Owen was a full-time member of the Oklahoma Guard and served in Afghanistan as a scout.
Killed on 8/4/2011
Peterson graduated from Chelsea High School in 2005 and attended Rogers State University in Claremore.
Killed on 8/11/2011
Morris studied mechanical engineering at West Point and may have been only a few hours short of graduation when he entered the Army.
Killed on 8/13/2011
Cunningham enlisted barely two months after the 9/11 attacks. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant last year.
Killed on 8/14/2011
Leehan leaves behind a wife and two kids. He was on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Killed on 8/16/2011
Seals joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard while he was still in high school.
Killed on 9/9/2011
Potter was on his first deployment, and is the youngest guard member to die in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Horton graduated from the Missouri Military Academy before he enlisted in the Oklahoma Guard.
Isenhower was promoted to sergeant in March and was a fire team leader.
Killed on 9/15/2011
Prince was a police officer with the Minco Police Department.
Killed on 9/25/2011
Briseno-Alvarez previously served with the 700th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Stillwater.
from New Jersey
Killed on 9/28/2011
Iannelli played baseball for four seasons at Oral Roberts University. Coach Rod Walton says he was a high-energy person, very smart and a really good teammate.
Killed on 11/1/2011
Butcher is the first female military member from Oklahoma killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2001.
Gailey was assigned to the 700th Brigade Support Battalion of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
from Pahrump, Nev.
Killed on 1/15/2012
He came to Tulsa to sign up for the Marines after graduating high school in 2007.
Killed on 2/21/2012
Army Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr., 28, died in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. McKenna was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo.
Killed on 3/31/2012
He died in Logar province in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Killed on 5/20/2012
Alexander was with 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, 214th Fires Brigade of Fort Sill. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Killed on 5/26/2012
Warren was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Killed on 9/16/2012
Townsend was killed in southern Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with small arms fire from Afghan police, officials said.
Killed on 03/11/2013
Schad died in Jalrez District, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when they were attacked by small arms fire.
from Morehead, Ky
Killed on 04/17/2013
Was assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron with the 72nd Air Base Wing Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City.
Killed on 05/02/2013
McClure died in Kuwait as a result of a vehicle accident.
Killed on 05/04/2013
Landrum and four other soldiers died in Maiwand, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when "their vehicle was attacked by an enemy improvised explosive device."
20 years old
Killed on 05/052013
Pierce died in Tsamkani, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when their unit was attacked by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
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