Digital Team

By Digital Team

Oklahoma Athletics

NOVEMBER 11, 2018

NORMAN — While not reserved only for this day, Veterans Day provides a special opportunity for us to thank those who have served and continue to serve our country.

This weekend, OU teamed up some of its partners for some special moments to recognize our veterans.

Head coach Lincoln Riley had the privilege of meeting Colonel BP McCoy, a University of Oklahoma graduate who led the 3rd Battalion 4th Marine Regiment through two combat tours in Iraq. McCoy’s Marine unit was the first to enter Baghdad in 2003 and pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.

Colonel McCoy presented
Coach Riley with a piece of the statue Friday, and Saturday, he was recognized on the field as the Patriot Ford Patriot of the Game.

Coach Riley and Colonel McCoy. More Photos

Saturday, a pair of veterans and current OU students had the opportunity to run out with the Sooners, courtesy of AT&T. Meet Todd Jones, Marine Corp veteran, and Melissa Chapman, Army veteran:

Video

Thanks again to all of our veterans. Boomer Sooner!


Special Moment for Sooner Veterans

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