Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry honored some hometown heroes today who are along way from home.
Henry met with troops from the 1-180th out of Durant who are providing mission security in Afghanistan.
KXII's own Todd Larkin is among the group.
The Governor told the troops he was very proud of their service and appreciates the job they are doing overseas.
He also presented eleven Oklahoma soldiers with the Combat Infantry Badge for being engaged by the enemy.
His next scheduled stop is Germany, where he will tour an American military hospital