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Wife of fallen Oklahoma soldier meets with Mitt Romney and President Bush in one week
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Wife of fallen Oklahoma soldier meets with Mitt Romney and President Bush in one week

Wife of fallen Oklahoma soldier meets with Mitt Romney and President Bush in one week
Photo Credit: courtesy of Jane Horton
Jane Horton makes journey to Germany to honor her husband killed in action

Wife of fallen Oklahoma soldier meets with Mitt Romney and President Bush in one week

The wife of a Green Country soldier killed in action in Afghanistan met with Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former President George W. Bush within the past few days.

Jane Horton tells KRMG that her husband Specialist Chris Horton worked for Romney's campaign in 2008 in Oklahoma, “He really liked Romney and worked very hard for him.  And after Chris died, I received a handwritten letter from Romney- not even a month later.  So that was pretty impressive."

She was in Tampa for the Republican Convention and asked to see Romney.

"I wanted to meet him for 20 seconds just to say thank you to him for caring about me,” says Horton.

But what she got was so much more with a visit on Romney’s bus.

“He was familiar with Chris' story. He remembered me and his son was on there with his daughter-in-law and his grandchildren.  And he just talked to me as a friend and he had me on there for about 10 minutes," says Horton.

Her husband Specialist Chris Horton was a sharpshooter with the Oklahoma National Guard and was sent to Afghanistan.

He was killed in a firefight with the Taliban September, 2011.

She shared her husband’s story and gave Romney her husband's 'killed in action' bracelet when she talked with him on his bus.

"I gave his son one and all of his grandchildren. And he wore it for his speech at Lakeland Airport that day and he also wore it when he Governor Bobby Jindal when he went to Louisiana when he went to go check on the hurricane victims," says Horton.

Horton also met with former President George W. Bush and while she declined to give additional details there is a picture of the two of them on her Facebook page with Bush holding a photo of Chris.

Horton will also be in Owasso Thursday morning as a stretch of U.S. Highway 169 will be dedicated in her husband's memory.

The stretch from 106th Street North to 116th Street North will be dedicated as Specialist Christopher Horton Memorial Highway.

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