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Kansas Guard soldiers killed early in Iraq War posthumously honored

By The Herald Staff | 11/8/2013

WASHINGTON — The first Kansas Army National Guard soldiers to die in combat since the Vietnam War were honored Friday.

Army Sgt. Don A. Clary, Troy, and Sgt. 1st Class Clinton “Clint” L. Wisdom, Atchison, were inducted this week into the Defense Intelligence Agency Patriots Memorial. They were killed Nov. 8, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

WASHINGTON — The first Kansas Army National Guard soldiers to die in combat since the Vietnam War were honored Friday.

Army Sgt. Don A. Clary, Troy, and Sgt. 1st Class Clinton “Clint” L. Wisdom, Atchison, were inducted this week into the Defense Intelligence Agency Patriots Memorial. They were killed Nov. 8, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“As we pay tribute to Sgt. Clary and Sgt. 1st Class Wisdom today, we’re reminded that freedom is not free,” U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said. “Americans will be forever indebted to these Kansas Army National Guard soldiers who laid down their lives for our country. I ask all Kansans to join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude, and remembering their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers.”

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