TULSA - Three former Green County soldiers received a special honor for their courage, commitment and sacrifice Thursday as leaders from Disabled American Veterans presented them with special plaques.
Cpl. Vernon Lytle, who fought in World War II, and Capt. Tommy Sellers and Staff Sgt. Bobby Payton, who were called on in the Vietnam War, each received the special honor.
"There's a lot of veterans out there from the Vietnam era, that would have liked to be recognized and that's one of the things we're trying to do here is to recognize the veterans for their service," DAV member Tommy Sellers said.
The three former soldiers were given the plaques for their commitment to the DAV and for working to help veterans across Oklahoma.
"It's a way of thanking the vet and remember the vet for what he did for our country," DAV service officer Kenny Knox said.
DAV members say the recognition given to the three at the ceremony is long overdue. They say they will continue to honor former soldiers for their commitment to protecting the liberties of the U.S a couple times a year.