View Full Version : Texas troops sent to Afghanistan

07-31-02, 01:10 PM
FORT WORTH - North Texas sent its second detachment of Marines and sailors Thursday to Operation Enduring Freedom, the American effort to rout terrorists and the remnants of Osama bin Laden's fighters from Afghanistan.

Two KC-130 aerial refueler planes and their crews - 72 active and reserve Marines and two Navy medics - are heading to the area to support a Marine expeditionary unit, said Lt. Col. Patrick "Bubba" DeLong, a reservist who flies for FedEx out of Memphis, Tenn., in his civilian job.