Soldier Honored: Mycal L. Prince
Branch of Service: Army
Sergeant Mycal L. Prince, 28, of Minco, Okla., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Brigade Combat Teamat the Oklahoma National Guard, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. On September 15, 2011, Sgt. Prince was killed when his unit was attacked in Saygal Valley, Laghman province, Afghanistan.
A 2001 graduate of Ninnekah High School, Sgt. Prince completed his Cleet Training and served as a police officer in Rush Springs, Okla., for three years and worked as a K-9 officer in Minco, Okla., for two years. Sgt. Prince enlisted in the Oklahoma National Guard in 2000. While enlisted, he served tours in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and a final tour in Afghanistan. Sgt. Prince was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart.
Standing next to her husband’s casket at the airport, his wife said she told him, “I loved him. He was my best friend. I was sorry that there was nothing I could do to make him better. To see people that I’ve never met, never seen a day in my life, cry for the life of my husband because he was lost, and died for their freedom, made me feel very proud.”
Both of Sgt. Prince’s daughters are Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients