Red Cross names OK Air Guardsmen as hero
Pictured from left to right are: retired Oklahoma Air National Guard Maj. James Beauchamp, formally assigned to the 205th Engineering and Installation Squadron (205th EIS), Will Rogers Air National Guard Base (WRANGB) in Oklahoma City; Oklahoma Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Potter, 205th EIS senior enlisted manager; Oklahoma Air National Guard Lt. Col. Scott Townsend, 205th EIS commander; Oklahoma Air National Guard Master Sgt. Bryan Whittle, assigned to the 205th EIS; Shannon Whittle, wife of Bryan Whittle; Oklahoma Air National Guard Col. Douglas Hayworth, vice wing commander, 137th Special Operations Wing, WRANGB; and Oklahoma Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Louis Wilham, assistant adjutant general - Army. The American Red Cross of Oklahoma honored Whittle as their military hero of the year during the 2019 Heroes Breakfast in Oklahoma City, March 5, 2019. Whittle was one of eight people honored for actions in six categories – including military, first responder, healthcare professional, community impact, disaster services and youth – during the first ever Red Cross Heroes Breakfast in Oklahoma City. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Kasey M. Phipps)