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KFOR’s chopper pilot Jon Welsh honors fellow veterans on this special day

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OKLAHOMA CITY - This Veterans Day, many Americans remembered the sacrifices made by members of the military for the greater good of our country.

On Wednesday, several hundred people came out to the Woodring Wall of Honor for the Veterans Day ceremony.

NewsChannel 4's Jon Welsh served as emcee of the event, which honored veterans of all American wars.

Welsh is one of those veterans.

After graduating high school, he joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 2000.

Welsh was first deployed in 2003, before he became a police officer in Durant.

He served the people of Durant for two and a half years before taking a job as a recruiter for the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

A few years later, Welsh and his family moved to Moore, where they now call home.


Welsh was deployed again to Iraq, flying over 800 hours in direct support of combat operations.

He returned home in the fall of 2010 and served as a Blackhawk instructor pilot for the Oklahoma National Guard.

We're proud of all Jon has accomplished, how he continues to serve in the military and to have him as a member of our NewsChannel 4 family.