Support urged for those serving the U.S. Altus man awaits decision while stationed on USS G.W.

September 5, 2013

American armed service men and women await orders from the President, as Congress discusses a military response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the midst of a civil war.

Far from home, a 2009 Altus High School graduate Colten Sorrels, now U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate, is stationed on the U.S.S. George Washington in the open waters outside of Japan. Sorrels, an all-state swim athlete during his senior year at Altus High School, has been in the Navy for three and a half years.

“A lot of women and men are protecting our country, and my son is one of them,” said Tracy King of her son Colten. “He is from Altus, and he is keeping us just a little bit safer. I want to let him know that I am proud of him… I’m worried about him going to war.”

Friends, family, and citizens of Altus and Jackson County are encouraged to show their support and write to those that are serving the U.S. at home and abroad. Show the brave that they have not been forgotten. Anyone interested can send care packages or letters to: Sorrels Colten, USS George Washington, 201 Box 27, FPO, AP. 96650