A Soldier’s Funeral

By: Katie Weber
By: Katie Weber

The same day Governor Fletcher signs legislation that will distance protesters from military funerals, funeral arrangements are made for a National Guard soldier based out of Bowling Green.

Thirty-year-old Staff Sergeant Brock Beery of Whitehouse, Tennessee was killed last week when his armored vehicle encountered an IED near Fallujah.

Visitation for Beery will be held Thursday at J.C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel, where the funeral is also scheduled for on Friday.

Beery will be laid to rest with full military honors in the veterans section of Fairview Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Sara and seven-year-old daughter, Elissa.

A scholarship fund for Elissa Beery has been established at any U.S. Bank location in Bowling Green or Franklin.

Beery was a part-time student at Western Kentucky University before he was deployed.

He joined the army in 1993.

He is the ninth Kentucky Army National Guard Soldier to lose his life in Iraq.


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