Oklahoma National Guard Sergeant Anthony Del Mar Peterson, from Chelsea, Oklahoma, was killed in action on 4th August 2011 during a battle with enemy forces in Paktia province, Afghanistan. He was wounded by small arms fire and died from his injuries.
Sgt. Peterson, age 24, was serving with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. This was his third operational tour in Afghanistan.
"Oklahoma has lost another brave son," Major General Myles Deering, Oklahoma's adjutant general, said on Friday. "Sergeant Peterson was an exceptional soldier who worked tirelessly to protect the values that we as Americans hold close to our hearts."