After serving as a U.S. Customs agent along the Mexican border between Eagle Pass and Del Rio, Texas, Senior Special Agent Claude Medearis moved to the Oklahoma City office in 1992. Medearis, of Norman, recently was promoted to senior special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City office. His daughter is Catherine Alaniz, whose husband was killed in the Persian Gulf War. The family requests donations be made through a foundation that assists families of customs agents killed or injured in the line of duty. Donations can be sent to Claude A. Medearis Oklahoma City fund, Roger von Amelunxen Foundation Inc., 83-21 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica, N.Y. 11432, Attention: Karen Donnelly.