A pair of Kansas National Guard soldiers are remembered on the 10 year anniversary of their deaths in Iraq. Clinton Lee Wisdom and Don Allen Clary were killed while defending a convoy from an insurgent attack on November 8th, 2004.
According to the National Guard, SFC Clinton Lee Wisdom from Atchison, and SGT Don Allen Clary from Troy, both members of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, were killed Nov. 8, 2004, in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both were serving as members of a personal security detail for a convoy that included the head of the Iraq Survey Group and several Defense Intelligence Agency analysts.
When a vehicle driven by insurgents charged the convoy, Wisdom and Clary repeatedly positioned their vehicle in between the ISG chief’s car and the approaching one. Both soldiers were killed when the suicide bomber detonated his vehicle-born improvised explosive device.
Because of their actions, none of the members of the ISG were seriously harmed.