Monday, 22 May 2017 09:20

Rep. Rick West Hosts House Veteran of the Week Featured

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Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, stands with Chief Master Sgt. Hank Striplen, who served as the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Veteran of the Week May 15-19. Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, stands with Chief Master Sgt. Hank Striplen, who served as the Oklahoma House of Representatives’ Veteran of the Week May 15-19.

 



OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Rick West hosted Chief Master Sgt. Hank Striplen as the Oklahoma House of Representative’s Veteran of the Week for May 15-19.

 

“Hosting Hank has been one of the greatest honors I’ve had at my time at the Capitol,” said West, R-Heavener. “As we close out these final weeks of session, it’s important to take time to remember and honor brave service members like Hank.”

 

Striplen enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1987 and began working at the base in 1991. He served on seven overseas deployments, including one to Iraq.

 

“The five minutes Hank had on the House floor will never be enough to thank him for his service, but I’m grateful I could formally present him as Veteran of the Week,” said West.