DESERT STORM TAPS #46 May 09

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Desert Storm Taps #46 May09.

How many Died in Car accidents that were Gulf War Desert Storm Veterans?  Are their families recording if they had any symptoms of gulf war illness?  So many times the veterans do not complain, they push on and ignore symptoms.  Vision changes, peripheral vision alterations, night vision changes, etc.

One reason it is wrong for this country’s government not to fully inform on health hazards and exposures in the war.  Hopefully no other victims of this accident.

In Honor of his service.  Salute………21 Guns……….Taps.  

46.  Joe Morris Nowlin, 40, of McAlester, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in an automobile accident in Butler, Mo.  He also had an impressive military career as a member of 445th Military Police Company for 10 years and then the Oklahoma Air National Guard, where he was currently serving in the 219th Engineering and Installation Squadron in Tulsa.He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and served two tours with Operation Enduring Freedom in both Iraq and Afghanistan with some time in Turkey

     
Joe Morris Nowlin  
Joe Morris Nowlin, 40, of McAlester, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, in an automobile accident in Butler, Mo.The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bishop Funeral Home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of McAlester with Chaplain, Major Emile Hawkins Sr., of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Honor Guard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.Born July 2, 1968, in Talihina, he was the son of Morris and Barbara Barcus Nowlin. He attended school and graduated from Pittsburg High School in the Class of 1986. He later attended Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton and received an associate degree in criminal justice in 1995.He married Kelli Urrutia in 1994 and they had two children. He also had a daughter from a previous marriage.He was CLEET certified and was employed with the Department of Corrections, where he spent 12 years at the Oklahoma State Prison in McAlester. For the last several years he was the chief of security at NOCC in Vinita.He also had an impressive military career as a member of 445th Military Police Company for 10 years and then the Oklahoma Air National Guard, where he was currently serving in the 219th Engineering and Installation Squadron in Tulsa.He was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and served two tours with Operation Enduring Freedom in both Iraq and Afghanistan with some time in Turkey. For this service, he was presented with the following awards and decorations: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, AF Overseas Ribbon Short, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, AF Longevity Service, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 1 ‘M’ Device, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle), Army Service Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait, Oklahoma Meritorious Service Medal, Oklahoma Active Service Award Ribbon, Oklahoma National Guard Long Service Ribbon and Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon. He enjoyed many things, including hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and four wheelers, and spending time with his kids, family and friends.Survivors include his mother, Barbara Shipley and husband, Al, of Calera; his father, Morris Nowlin, of Haileyville; two daughters, Alyssa Nowlin, of the home, and Felicia Dawn Humphreys, of Wetumka; a son, Cayden Nowlin, of the home.Also, two brothers, Eugene Nowlin, of Wilburton, and Alan Nowlin, of Lexington; two sisters, Lawana Nowlin, Denton, Texas, and Priscilla Nowlin, of Dallas; the mother of Cayden and Alyssa, Kelli Nowlin, of Alderson; his mother-in-law Patti McCullar, of McAlester, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Floyd and Ada Nowlin, and his maternal grandmother, Artie Reyes.Pallbearers will be Westley Baugh, William Ward, Todd Martin, Robert Hicks, Mike Wiggington, Larry Luman, Robert Lambert and Bob Huey.Honorary Pallbearers will be John Pollard, Aaron Wilson, Terry Bacon, Donald Scott, Chris Schultz, Gary Ledbetter, Darrel Wilson, Wes Burnett, Brian Barcus and members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard and Oklahoma Department of Corrections. 
http://www.legacy.com/mcalesternews/Obituaries.asp?Page=LifeStory&PersonId=128020481

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