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Afghan Terminal Named for Fallen Poteau Soldier LEANNA LITSCH/U.S. ARMY

Sgt. Buddy James “Doc” Hughie, from Poteau and a member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment was killed in action while attached to Bravo Company, Feb. 19, 2007 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan. He is pictured here in New Orleans during a response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 

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Photo by GEOFFREY LEGLER/U.S. ARMY

 

Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) members of 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and officials at New Kabul Compound (NKC) held a dedication ceremony at the newly remodeled NKC flight terminal on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 

The “Hughie Terminal” at New Kabul Compound is named after the late Poteau, Oklahoma resident, Sgt. Buddy James “Doc” Hughie, member of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment, who was killed in action while attached to Bravo Company, Feb. 19, 2007 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan.

 

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Photo by LEANNA LITSCH/U.S. ARMY

 

British Army Brigadier Simon Humphrey (left), commander of the Kabul Security Force (KSF), and Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) members (right) of 1st Squadron, 180th Cavalry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, observe a recently unveiled plaque about Sgt. Buddy James “Doc” Hughie, after a dedication ceremony at the newly remodeled New Kabul Compound (NKC) flight terminal on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Kabul, Afghanistan. The “Hughie Terminal” has been named after him.

 

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Photo by LEANNA LITSCH/U.S. ARMY

 

The above article originally appeared on Stars and Stripes website www.stripes.com.

 

According to thefallen.militarytimes.com Sgt. Buddy Hughie, 25, and his unit were conducting a joint mission with the Afghan National Army and the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in the country’s Nuristan province when the group came under enemy small-arms and rocket-propelled-grenade fire, the department said in a statement.

 

After two Afghan soldiers in the group were wounded, Hughie left his position to provide medical assistance when he was shot and killed, according to the statement.

 

“Sgt. Buddy Hughie was a great American,” said Lt. Col. Bobby Yandell, commander of the 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry. “Sgt. Hughie was one of those soldiers that you did not have to worry about; he always did the right thing. We mourn his loss but celebrate the life of a great soldier.”

 

Hughie, who previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2002-2003, volunteered to return to the country, Yandell said.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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