Kentucky National Guard Staff Sgt Brock A. Beery, 30, originally from Warsaw, Indiana.
Staff Sgt. Brock A. Beery, 30, White House, Tenn., was killed Thursday, March 23, 2006, when his armored vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device near Al Habbaniyah, about 80 miles west of Baghdad. Beery was driving a fully armored light-medium tactical vehicle when the explosion occurred. Two other soldiers were injured.
Beery was a member of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Armor, based in Bowling Green. He is survived by his wife, Sara, and a 7-year-old daughter.
A native of Warsaw, Ind., he was a full-time soldier with the Kentucky Army Guard and was on his third tour of overseas military duty. He previously toured in Egypt with the Indiana National Guard and Bosnia-Herzegovina with the Kentucky Guard.